Trans`plan*ta"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. transplantation.]
The act of transplanting, or the state of being transplanted; also, removal.
The transplantation of Ulysses to Sparta.
The removal of tissues from a healthy part, and the insertion of them in another place where there is a lesion; as, the transplantation of tissues in autoplasty.
The removal of a bodily organ or of tissues from one person, and the insertion of them into another person to replace a damaged organ or tissue; as, the transplantation of a heart, kidney, or liver.
© Webster 1913.