Meaning of implantation


Pronunciation: (im"plan-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of implanting.
  2. the state of being implanted.
    1. the movement of cells to a new region.
    2. metastasis, when spontaneous.
  3. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
  4. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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