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From Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin transplantare, equivalent to trans- +‎ plant.



transplant (third-person singular simple present transplants, present participle transplanting, simple past and past participle transplanted)

  1. (transitive) To uproot (a growing plant), and plant it in another place.
  2. (transitive) To remove (something) and establish its residence in another place; to resettle or relocate.
  3. (transitive, medicine) To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body to another, or from one part of a body to another.



transplant (plural transplants)

  1. An act of uprooting and moving (something).
  2. Anything that is transplanted.
  3. (medicine) An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted.
  4. (medicine) A transplanted organ or tissue.
  5. (US) Someone who is not native to their area of residence.
    • 2012, Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 29 Oct 2012:
      The Seigneur summoned the island's doctor, a young transplant from London named Peter Counsell, who determined that Mrs. Beaumont had suffered a stroke.