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(ree-plahn-tay-shŏn)

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.

—replant vb.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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