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From Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin transplantare, equivalent to trans- +‎ plant.

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transplant (third-person singular simple present transplants, present participle transplanting, simple past and past participle transplanted)

  1. (transitive) To uproot (a growing plant), and plant it in another place.
    • 1996, Clifford Geertz, After the Fact: Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist, Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 141:
      A book entitled Emerging Indonesia has on its cover photographs of a sunrise over palm trees, bent women in coolie hats transplanting rice, a wooden bull burning at a Balinese cremation, and a liquid nitrogen plant belching black smoke into a clear, undefiled tropical sky.
  2. (transitive) To remove (something) and establish its residence in another place; to resettle or relocate.
  3. (transitive, medicine) To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body to another, or from one part of a body to another.

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transplant (plural transplants)

  1. An act of uprooting and moving (something), especially and archetypically a plant.
  2. Anything that is transplanted, especially and archetypically a plant.
  3. (medicine) An operation (procedure) in which tissue or an organ is transplanted: an instance of transplantation.
    Hyponyms: autotransplant, allotransplant, isotransplant, xenotransplant
  4. (medicine) A transplanted organ or tissue: a graft.
    Hyponyms: autograft, allograft, isograft, xenograft
  5. (US) Someone who is not native to their area of residence.
    • 2012 October 29, Lauren Collins, The New Yorker:
      The Seigneur summoned the island's doctor, a young transplant from London named Peter Counsell, who determined that Mrs. Beaumont had suffered a stroke.

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transplant m (plural transplants)

  1. transplant (healthy organ that is transplanted)

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Borrowed from French transplant.

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transplant n (plural transplanturi)

  1. transplant

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