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tr.v. ex·plant·ed, ex·plant·ing, ex·plants
To remove (living tissue) from the natural site of growth and place in a medium for culture.
(Biology) to transfer (living tissue) from its natural site to a new site or to a culture medium
(Biology) a piece of tissue treated in this way
ex•plant(v. ɛksˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; n. ˈɛksˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt)
1. to take (living material) from an animal or plant for placement in a culture medium.n.
2. a piece of explanted tissue.
Past participle: explanted