Advertisement

implant (v.)

1540s, "to plant in" (abstractly, of ideas, emotions, etc.), from French implanter "to insert, engraft" (alongside Old French emplanter "to plant"), literally "plant in," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + planter "to plant" (see plant (n.)). Meaning "surgically implant (something) in the body" is from 1886, originally of teeth. Implanted is attested earlier, from early 15c., probably based on Medieval Latin implantus. Related: Implanting.

implant (n.)

1890, "thing implanted;" 1941 as "action of implanting," from implant (v.). Related: Implants, which is attested by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of implant from WordNet
1
implant (v.)
become attached to and embedded in the uterus;
The egg fertilized in vitro implanted in the uterus of the birth mother with no further complications
implant (v.)
fix or set securely or deeply;
The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum
Synonyms: engraft / embed / imbed / plant
implant (v.)
put firmly in the mind;
Synonyms: plant
2
implant (n.)
a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue;
From wordnet.princeton.edu