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Definition of transplant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a medical operation in which a damaged organ, etc. is replaced with one from another person to have a heart transplant a transplant operation a shortage of suitable kidneys for transplant
  2. 2[countable] an organ, etc. that is used in a transplant operation There is always a chance that the body will reject the transplant. compare implant
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