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v. im·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants
1. To set in firmly, as into the ground: implant fence posts.
2. To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill: habits that had been implanted early in childhood.
3. Medicine
a. To insert or embed (an object or a device) surgically: implant a drug capsule; implant a pacemaker.
b. To graft or insert (a tissue) within the body.
v.intr. Embryology
To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
n. (ĭm′plănt′)
Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device: a dental implant; a subcutaneous implant.

[Middle English implanten, from Medieval Latin implantāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin plantāre, to plant (from planta, a shoot; see plant).]

im·plant′a·ble adj.


capable of being implanted
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Patent and Trademark Office provides several clues to its purpose and mechanics: "Electrical crosstalk between two implantable medical devices or two different therapy modules of a common implantable medical device may be evaluated and, in some examples, mitigated.
Core was the active implantable device manufacturing facility for Alfred Mann, and now will be controlled by Cirtec.
which makes insulin pumps and other products for diabetics, announced Wednesday that an affiliated company, Medical Research Group, has started human trials of a long-term implantable glucose sensor.
The extraordinarily great potential benefit of a totally implantable hearing aid for patients who suffer from hearing loss has been discussed in these pages before.
It was a moment of elation for everyone involved, but a particularly broad smile flashed across the face of cardiologist Michel Mirowski, who had invented the world's first implantable defibrillator after a colleague suddenly dropped dead.
Contract notice: Pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and implantable event recorder.
As Cirtec continues to expand its business supporting the active implantable market, the addition of Core's volume manufacturing will enable our customers to grow seamlessly with Cirtec from concept to market success," said Peter Howard, CEO of Cirtec Medical Systems.
The Implex TICA LZ 3001 is a totally implantable electronic hearing device for the surgical treatment of selected patients who have moderate to severe high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).

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