explant

Living tissue transferred from an organism to an artificial medium for culture.

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ex·plant (')ek-'splant vt to remove (living tissue) esp. to a medium for tissue culture
ex·plan·ta·tion .ek-.splan-'tā-shən n
ex·plant 'ek-.splant n living tissue removed from an organism and placed in a medium for tissue culture

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1. n. live tissue transferred from the body (or any organism) to a suitable artificial medium for culture. The tissue grows in the artificial medium and can be studied for diagnostic or experimental purposes. Tumour growths are sometimes examined in this way.
2. n. silicone rubber material sutured to the outside of the eyeball over a retinal tear or hole (see plombage). The resulting indent allows the retina to reattach.
3. vb. to transfer live tissue for culture outside the body.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • explant — [ ɛksplɑ̃ ] n. m. • v. 1937; de 1. ex et plant, d apr. implant ♦ Biol. Fragment d organe ou de tissu prélevé sur un organisme et cultivé in vitro. ● explant nom masculin (anglais explant, du latin explantare, déraciner) Fragment d organisme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • explant — explánt s. n., pl. explánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EXPLÁNT s.n. (med.) Cultură de ţesut viu pe un mediu artificial. [pl. te. / < fr. explant, cf. lat. ex …   Dicționar Român

  • explant — explant. См. эксплантат. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • explant — [eks plant′] vt. [ EX 1 + PLANT, vt.] to transfer (living tissue) for culture in an artificial medium n. this tissue or culture explantation [eks΄plan tā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • Explant — Dans le domaine du clonage et plus généralement des biotechnologies et de la production végétale, un « explant » est le matériel végétal de base qui servira à produire des clones végétaux à partir d une « plante mère » ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • explant — eksplantas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Audinio arba organo dalis, savarankiškai auginama maitinamojoje terpėje ir naudojama audinių kultūrai. atitikmenys: angl. explant rus. эксплант …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • explant — I. transitive verb Etymology: ex + plant (as in implant) Date: 1915 to remove (living tissue) especially to a medium for tissue culture • explantation noun II. noun Date: 1917 living tissue removed from an organism and placed in a medium for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • explant — explantation, n. v. /eks plant , plahnt /; n. /eks plant , plahnt /, v.t. 1. to take living material from an animal or plant and place it in a culture medium. n. 2. a piece of explanted tissue. [1570 80; < NL explantare. See EX 1, PLANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • explant — noun Any portion taken from a plant that will be used to initiate a culture. It can be a portion of the shoot or of the leaves or even just some cells …   Wiktionary

  • explant — n. tissue that has been taken from a living organism or plant and placed in a culture medium v. take tissue from a living organism or plant and place it in a culture medium …   English contemporary dictionary

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