noun. 1. the surgical implanting of an organ or tissue from one portion of the body to another or from one individual to another. These processes frequently elicit pre- and post-operative worries, resistance, and other behavioral developments which might have consequences for psychological health and intervention. 2. the removal of an individual from a lasting home to a transient residence or nursing home, that might result in worry, depression, and other disruptions.
TRANSPLANTATION: "The transplantation of the kidneys is not always successful, since the patient can reject the donor organs."