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v. trans·plant·ed, trans·plant·ing, trans·plants
1. To uproot and replant (a growing plant).
2. To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate: residents were transplanted to the suburbs during the massive reconstruction project.
3. Medicine To transfer (tissue, a body structure, or an organ) from one body to another body or from one part of a body to another part.
To be capable of being transplanted: plants that transplant well.
n. (trăns′plănt′)
a. The act or process of transplanting something.
b. Medicine An operation in which an organ, body part, or other tissue is transplanted: a corneal transplant.
2. Something that is transplanted, especially:
a. A plant that has been uprooted and replanted in another place.
b. Medicine An organ, body part, or other tissue that has been transplanted, as from one person to another.
3. A person who has resettled in a different place.

[Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin trānsplantāre : Latin trāns, trans- + Latin plantāre, to plant; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·plant′a·ble adj.
trans′plan·ta′tion n.
trans·plant′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transplantable - capable of being transplantedtransplantable - capable of being transplanted  
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
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The progress on the program to date using SGI's proprietary cell engineering technology has enhanced our confidence and will now be expanded to an additional transplantable organ.
A central goal of this specialty is the generation of intact, transplantable organs from one basic cell line derived from the same individual who will receive the transplanted organ.
The patent provides protection for methods for producing and using a transplantable cellular suspension of living tissue suitable for grafting to a patient.
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An alternative approach would be to generate transplantable HSCs directly from patients own adult cells using programming technology.
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John Newmann, PhD, a health policy consultant who received a kidney transplant in 1987 after 14-years on dialysis, told attendees, "because the issue in transplantation today is growing more and more toward the issue of patient death while waiting for a transplantable organ, there are those who are supporting the idea that financial incentives to families of patients who give transplantable organs should be studied.
They noticed that rodent hair was easily transplantable as their dermal papillae aggregate or form clumps in the tissue culture.
Push the seeds partially into seeding compost in April, water, and they'll be transplantable by summertime.
The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 makes it a felony to give or accept "valuable consideration" for any transplantable organ or tissue.

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