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[¹in- + plant]
An object inserted into the body, e.g., a lens (placed in the eye after removal of a cataract); a stent (to permit blood, other fluids, or food to pass through an organ); a piece of tissue; a tooth; a long-acting medicine; a tube or needle containing a radioactive substance; liquid and solid plastic materials used to augment tissues or to fill in areas traumatically or surgically removed; intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs); artificial joints or cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators.
SEE: mammaplasty, augmentation

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