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Pronunciation: (
v.im-plant', -plänt';
n.im'plant", -plänt"),
[key]
v.t.
1. to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child's mind.
2. to plant securely.
3. Med.to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.

n.
1. Med.
a. any device or material, esp. of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
b. medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
c. implantation (def. 1).
2. Dentistry.
a. an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
b. a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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