from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set in firmly, as into the ground: implant fence posts.
- transitive v. To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill: habits that had been implanted early in childhood.
- transitive v. Medicine To insert or embed (an object or a device) surgically: implant a drug capsule; implant a pacemaker.
- transitive v. Medicine To graft or insert (a tissue) within the body.
- intransitive v. Embryology To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
- n. Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device: a dental implant; a subcutaneous implant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fix firmly or set securely or deeply.
- v. To insert (something) surgically into the body.
- v. Of an embryo, to become attached to and embedded in the womb.
- n. Anything surgically implanted in the body, such as a tissue graft or prosthesis, particularly breast implants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plant, set, fix, or lodge; cause to take root or form a vital union: with in: as, to implant living tissue from one part of the body in another; to implant sound principles in the mind.
- To cause to be supplied or enriched; imbue or endow: with with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put firmly in the mind
- v. fix or set securely or deeply
- n. a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
- v. become attached to and embedded in the uterus
Even if you think the metal implant is compatible with the MRI machine, you must let the MRI personnel know in order to ensure this metal is compatible.
P.S. Tudyk had a cut on his head … was that from his wound last week or was it a brain implant … hmmmmmmmmmm!
She has warned me that for safety reasons an implant is usually an 18 month process from start to finish, and the cost here is about $2,1000Pesos each (1,620 US Dollars).
Now, the first ever nanotitanium medical implant is FDA-approved for human applications -- meaning it can be inserted into the human body -- and will begin distribution in the U.S. and Russia almost immediately.
The cochlear implant is an electronic device that can provide auditory sensation to a person with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Does she commun icate through some kind of brain implant?
The implant is made of titanium and is capable of "surviving" within the corrosive environment of the salty fluid within the eye.
The unique trabecular configuration is conducive to more normal bone formation and bone in-growth, decreased stress-shielding, and the potential for improved long term implant fixation.
"This was the first demonstration that a tissue-engineered vascular graft that did not have any sort of synthetic support could provide the strength and durability for long-term implant," said lead researcher Todd N. McAllister, from Cytograft Tissue Engineering in Novato, Calif., the creators of the new shunts.
The unique, highly porous trabecular configuration is conducive to more normal bone formation and bone in-growth, decreased stress-shielding, and the potential for improved long term implant fixation.