Definition of transplant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    transplant

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    BrE BrE//ˈtrænsplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsplænt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈtrænzplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzplænt//
     
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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 Wordfinderamputate, anaesthetic, graft, operation, procedure, scalpel, scrubs, stitch, surgery, transplant CollocationsIllnessesBecoming ill catch a cold/​an infectious disease/​the flu/(British English) flu/​pneumonia/​a virus/(informal) a bug get (British English) ill/(North American English) sick/​a disease/​AIDS/​breast cancer/​a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu/​a migraine come down with a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu contract a deadly disease/​a serious illness/​HIV/​AIDS be infected with a virus/​a parasite/​HIV develop cancer/​diabetes/​a rash/​an ulcer/​symptoms of hepatitis have a heart attack/​a stroke provoke/​trigger/​produce an allergic reaction block/​burst/​rupture a blood vessel damage/​sever a nerve/​an artery/​a tendonBeing ill feel (British English) ill/​sick/​nauseous/​queasy be running (British English) a temperature/(North American English) a fever have a head cold/​diabetes/​heart disease/​lung cancer/​a headache/(British English) a high temperature/(North American English) a fever suffer from asthma/​malnutrition/​frequent headaches/​bouts of depression/​a mental disorder be laid up with/ (British English) be in bed with a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu/​a migraine nurse a cold/​a headache/​a hangover battle/​fight cancer/​depression/​addiction/​alcoholismTreatments examine a patient diagnose a condition/​disease/​disorder be diagnosed with cancer/​diabetes/​schizophrenia prescribe/​be given/​be on/​take drugs/​medicine/​medication/​pills/​painkillers/​antibiotics treat somebody for cancer/​depression/​shock have/​undergo an examination/​an operation/​surgery/​a kidney transplant/​therapy/​chemotherapy/​treatment for cancer have/​be given an injection/(British English) a flu jab/(North American English) a flu shot/​a blood transfusion/​a scan/​an X-ray cure a disease/​an ailment/​cancer/​a headache/​a patient prevent the spread of disease/​further outbreaks/​damage to the lungs be vaccinated against the flu/(British English) flu/​the measles/(British English) measles/​polio/​smallpox enhance/​boost/​confer/​build immunity to a disease See related entries: Operations
  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
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb describing the repositioning of a plant): from late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- ‘across’ + plantare ‘to plant’. The noun dates from the mid 18th cent.Extra examples It is likely that such a transplant will be rejected in older people. She will have to have a heart-lung transplant within 48 hours. a shortage of kidneys for transplant patients waiting for heart transplants
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