TRANSPLANT meaning The surgical procedure that involves removing a functional organ from either a deceased or living donor and implanting it in a patient needing a functional organ to replace their nonfunctional organ.
Transplant is 1. the act of taking an organ such as the heart, or tissue such as a piece of skin, and grafting it onto a patient to replace an organ or tissue which is diseased or damaged He had a heart transplant. The kidney transplant was rejected.2. an organ or piece of tissue which is transplanted (verb) 1. to move a plant from one place to another You should not transplant trees in the summer.2. to graft an organ or piece of tissue onto a patient to replace an organ or tissue which diseased or damaged They transplanted a kidney from his brother.