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1The action of implanting or state of being implanted.
- ‘If it is localized, there is a very high cure rate from either surgery or from radiation, external beam radiation or seed implantation.’
- ‘They're all loud enough to be monitored without the physical implantation of any bugging device.’
- ‘With higher tumor load and delayed administration after tumor implantation, dendritic cells were no longer effective.’
- ‘The sample in this study consisted of 254 patients consecutively undergoing implantation of permanent pacemakers during a two-year period.’
- ‘He suggested that I have knee implantations, but I'm not sure if I want to go that route.’
- ‘It is the practice in our facility to perform chin implantations and other minor procedures in the procedure room, which is near but not directly in the surgical suite.’
- ‘Bone implantation is part of the orthopaedic treatment for accident victims and for those suffering from bone loss due to tumour removal and skeletal deformity.’
- ‘Where there have been symptoms of an arrhythmia, driving is prohibited for six months following implantation of defibrillators.’
- ‘Worldwide there have so far been only some 50 implantations for OCD and 15 for depression, but the technology suggests a not-too-distant future when options other than drugs may be available to sufferers of serious mental illness.’
- ‘In addition, localised radiotherapy at the time of stent implantation helps to reduce proliferation of smooth muscle.’
- ‘He needed a drainage shunt implantation to save his life.’
- ‘Last month, they travelled to Texas to assist in the first-ever implantation of the pump device.’
- ‘Living tissue deteriorates rapidly when it loses its blood supply, and organs need to be cooled and transported for implantation into the recipient within a limited number of hours.’
- ‘This clearly is not a normal laxity pattern and represents the limitations of graft implantation.’
- ‘Whether these alien chip implantations are part of another government project or are actually implanted by aliens is a whole discussion in itself.’
- ‘The tests and implantations had taken longer than she expected.’
- ‘I was whisked to Englewood Community Hospital, and that same morning I underwent a permanent pacemaker implantation.’
- ‘Lens implantation has been around for several decades.’
- ‘The surgical implantation is preformed under a general anesthetic.’
- ‘One research assistant made all the implantations to eliminate the between-observer variation in measurements.’
- 1.1Zoology Medicine (in a mammal) the attachment of the fertilized egg or blastocyst to the wall of the uterus at the start of pregnancy, often delayed in some mammals by several months.Also called nidation
conception, impregnation, insemination, implantation, inception of pregnancyView synonyms
- ‘If fertilization occurs, progesterone supports implantation of the ovum and maintains the pregnancy.’
- ‘The gestation period is between 60 and 77 days, with delayed implantation probably involved.’
- ‘The term referred to the embryo before its implantation in the womb.’
- ‘Mating general takes place in July and August, but implantation is delayed until November.’
- ‘Gestation lasts two months, but the young may be born up to a year after mating because these otters employ delayed implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.’
Late 16th century: from French, from implanter to implant.
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