Definition of explantation in US English:

explantation

noun

Biology
  • See explant

    • ‘Lung tissue from the patients with emphysema was processed within 8 hours of explantation.’
    • ‘Other possible causes are trauma or injury to the breast, compression from mammography, accidents during implantation or explantation, manufacturing defects, and normal wear.’
    • ‘If the manufacturer of the explanted device cannot be identified by the device itself, the institution should make a good faith attempt to find out who the manufacturer is and report the device's explantation.’
    • ‘This saves energy, prolonging the life of the implanted device, minimizing the risk and expense to patient associated with early explantation and replacement of the implanted device.’
    • ‘After some opposition from his chief, he went to Boston and learnt the innovative operation of scleral explantation.’

Pronunciation

explantation

/ikˌsplanˈtāSHən/