/im plan"teuh beuhl, -plahn"-/, adj.
1. capable of being implanted.
2. pertaining to a device, as a micropump or porous polymer membrane, for surgical insertion under the skin for the controlled release of a drug.
3. Surg. a material, foreign to the body, that can be implanted without undue risk of rejection.
[1955-60; IMPLANT + -ABLE]

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