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1The action of implanting or state of being implanted.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In addition, localised radiotherapy at the time of stent implantation helps to reduce proliferation of smooth muscle.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I was whisked to Englewood Community Hospital, and that same morning I underwent a permanent pacemaker implantation.’
- ‘Where there have been symptoms of an arrhythmia, driving is prohibited for six months following implantation of defibrillators.’
- ‘The tests and implantations had taken longer than she expected.’
- ‘Lens implantation has been around for several decades.’
- ‘They're all loud enough to be monitored without the physical implantation of any bugging device.’
- ‘He needed a drainage shunt implantation to save his life.’
- ‘Whether these alien chip implantations are part of another government project or are actually implanted by aliens is a whole discussion in itself.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The sample in this study consisted of 254 patients consecutively undergoing implantation of permanent pacemakers during a two-year period.’
- ‘One research assistant made all the implantations to eliminate the between-observer variation in measurements.’
- ‘With higher tumor load and delayed administration after tumor implantation, dendritic cells were no longer effective.’
- ‘The surgical implantation is preformed under a general anesthetic.’
- ‘This clearly is not a normal laxity pattern and represents the limitations of graft implantation.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘If it is localized, there is a very high cure rate from either surgery or from radiation, external beam radiation or seed implantation.’
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(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
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late 16th century: from French, from implanter to implant.
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