- Replacement of an organ or part in its original site and reestablishing its circulation. SYN: reimplantation. [L. re-, again, + planto, pp. -atus, to plant, fr. planta, a sprout, slip]- intentional r. elective extraction of a tooth, obturation of the root canal(s), and replacement of the tooth into the alveolus.
* * *re·plan·ta·tion .rē-(.)plan-'tā-shən n reattachment or reinsertion of a bodily part (as a limb or tooth) after separation from the body
* * *n.1. a developing specialty for the reattachment of severed limbs (or parts of limbs) and other body parts (e.g. the nose). It employs techniques of microsurgery to rejoin nerves and vessels.2. (reimplantation) (in dentistry) the reinsertion of a tooth into its socket after its accidental or deliberate removal. The prognosis for the tooth is improved if the tooth is not allowed to dry out prior to replantation.• replant vb.
* * *re·plan·ta·tion (re″plan-taґshən) the replacement of an organ or other structure, such as a digit, limb, or tooth, to the site from which it was previously lost or removed; called also reimplantation.
Medical dictionary. 2011.