trans·plant • v. / transˈplant/ [tr.] move or transfer (something) to another place or situation, typically with some effort or upheaval: his endeavor to transplant people from Russia to the Argentine | [as adj.] (transplanted) a transplanted Easterner. ∎ replant (a plant) in another place. ∎ remove (living tissue or an organ) and implant it in another part of the body or in another body. • n. / ˈtransˌplant/ an operation in which an organ or tissue is transplanted: a heart transplant| kidneys available for transplant. ∎ an organ or tissue that is transplanted. ∎ a plant that has been or is to be transplanted. ∎ a person or thing that has been moved to a new place or situation. DERIVATIVES: trans·plant·a·ble / transˈplantəbəl/ adj. trans·plan·ta·tion / -ˌplanˈtāshən/ n. trans·plant·er n.