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organ transplant

Definition:

an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

organ transplants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a child had a multiple organ transplant 2 months ago

Etymology:

Late Latin transplantare "plant again in a different place", from Latin trans-...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Organ transplantation

the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative medicine is allowing scientists... (43 of 10072 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Organ transplantation

Collins Dictionary:

organ transplant [surgery]

an operation in which an organ is transplanted from a donor (11 of 289 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/organ-transplant

Columbia Encyclopedia:

transplantation, medical | medical transplantation | allograft | autograft | histocompatibility | homograft | organ transplant

surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, either from another part of the body or from another ... (26 of 69 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0849286​.html

Wiktionary:

organ transplant | organ transplants [plural]

A surgical operation in which an organ is moved from a donor to a recipient (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/organ transplant

Oxford Dictionary:

transplant | transplantable [derived] | transplantation [derived] | transplanter [derived]

move or transfer (someone or something) to another place or situation | replant (a plant) in another place | take (living tissue or an organ) and ... (24 of 226 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/transplant

Merriam-Webster:

transplant [entry 1, verb] | relocate [synonym, sense-specific] | transplantability [noun, related] | transplantable [adjective, related] | transplantation [noun, related] | transplanter [noun, related]

to lift and reset (a plant) in another soil or situation | to remove from one place or context and settle or introduce elsewhere; "relocate" | to ... (25 of 162 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/transplant

American Heritage Dictionary:

transplant | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle] | transplants [3rd-person singular present] | transplantable [adjective, related] | transplantation [noun, related] | transplanter [noun, related]

To uproot and replant (a growing plant). | To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate. | [medicine] To transfer (tissue ... (23 of 110 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/transplant

New World Dictionary:

transplant | transplantable [adjective, related] | transplantation [noun, related] | transplanter [noun, related]

to dig up (a growing plant) from one place and plant it in another | to remove (people, animals, etc.) from one place and resettle in another | ... (26 of 94 words, 7 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/transplant

Cambridge Dictionary:

transplant [entry 1] | transplantation [noun, derived]

to move something, or to be moved, from one place or person to another (14 of 75 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/transplant 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

transplant [transitive, verb] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle] | transplants [3rd-person singular present] | transplantation [noun, uncountable, related]

to take a plant out of the ground and put it in a different place ; to take an organ from one person's body and put it into another person's body ; to ... (33 of 72 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/transplant 8

Britannica Encyclopedia:

transplant [surgery] | graft [synonym]

in medicine, a section of tissue or a complete organ that is removed from its original natural site and transferred to a new position in the same ... (27 of 959 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/603059​/transplant

transplant [horticulture]

in horticulture, plant or tree removed from one location and reset in the ground at another. Most small deciduous trees may be moved with no soil ... (26 of 295 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/603055​/transplant

Random House Dictionary:

transplant

to remove (a plant) from one place and plant it in another. | [surgery] to transfer (an organ, tissue, etc.) from one part of the body to another or ... (28 of 97 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/transplant

Encarta Dictionary:

transplant | transplants [plural] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle]

to remove a plant from the place where it's growing and replant it somewhere else | to be capable of being transplanted | to move somebody or ... (25 of 207 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721526​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

transplant

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Late Latin transplantare "plant again in a different place", from Latin trans- "across" + plantare "to plant". Extended to people ... (22 of 91 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=transplant

Oxford Dictionary:

transplant

Origin: late Middle English (as a verb describing the repositioning of a plant): from late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- "across" + ... (21 of 34 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/transplant

American Heritage Dictionary:

transplant | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle] | transplants [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin trānsplantāre: Latin trāns, trans- + ... (15 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/transplant

New World Dictionary:

transplant

Origin: Middle English transplaunten from ecclesiastical Late Latin transplantare: see "trans-" and "plant"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/transplant

Wiktionary:

transplant | transplants [plural] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle]

Origin: trans- + plant (verb)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/transplant

trans-

Origin: Latin trāns ("across, on the far side, beyond").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trans-

plant | plants [plural] | plant√¶ [plural] | planted [past tense] | planting [present participle]

Origin: Latin planta, later influenced by French plante. | Middle English planten, from Old English plantian ("to plant"), from Latin plantare, later influenced by Old French planter. Compare also Dutch planten ... (29 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plant

Merriam-Webster:

transplant [entry 1, verb]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English transplaunten, from Late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- + plantare to plant

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/transplant

Encarta Dictionary:

transplant | transplants [plural] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Directly or via French transplanter from late Latin transplantare "plant across" from plantare "to plant"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721526​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

transplant [noun] | transplants [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/transplant

transplant [transitive, verb] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle] | transplants [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/transplant 8

Macmillan American Dictionary:

transplant [noun] | transplants [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/transplant

transplant [transitive, verb] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle] | transplants [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/transplant 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

transplant [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "transplant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "transplant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/transplant 1

transplant [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "transplant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "transplant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/transplant 2

the Free Dictionary:

transplant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "transplant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "transplant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "transplant" by speech synthesizer

Audio 4: North American English pronunciation of "transplant" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/transplant

Google Dictionary:

transplant | transplants [plural] | transplanted [past tense] | transplanting [present participle]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "transplant"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "transplant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

transplant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=transp​14 word=transplant

transplant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "transplant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=transp​19 word=transplant

YourDictionary Audio:

transplant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "transplant" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/transplant

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