• (verb-transitive): To uproot and replant (a growing plant).
  • (verb-transitive): To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate.
  • (verb-transitive): Medicine To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another.
  • (verb-intransitive): To be capable of undergoing transplantation.
  • (noun): The act or process of transplanting.
  • (noun): Something transplanted.
  • (noun): Medicine An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted: undergo a heart transplant; surgical transplant of a cornea.

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  • (noun): the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location; "the transplant did not flower until the second year"; "too frequent transplanting is not good for families"; "she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
  • (noun): an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
  • (noun): (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
  • (verb): transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
  • (verb): place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
  • (verb): be transplantable; "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
  • (verb): lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants"

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  • Once your child has completed the evaluation process, and we've determined a transplant is the best option, he will be placed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list to receive a kidney transplant from a suitable donor.

  • The data are skewed by the US system that allows just about anyone -- even those who are so desperately ill the chance of surviving a transplant is almost nil and people over 80 years old -- to be listed on the official organ list.

  • With Cloning and Brain transplant would immortality be possible?

  • Devastating, says Dorry Segev, the director of clinical research in transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins.

  • Compared with dialysis payments, every transplant from a living, unrelated donor saves an expected present value of almost $100,000 in medical costs, according to a 2003 American Journal of Transplantation article by Matas and Mark Schnitzler, an economist then at Washington University in St. Louis and now at the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research.

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