1 : to remove (a plant) from the ground or from a pot and move it to another place [+ obj] ▪ She carefully transplanted the seedlings. ▪ The bush was transplanted to a different part of the garden. [no obj] ▪ This plant does not transplant well. [=this plant does not grow well if you transplant it]2 [+ obj] medical : to perform a medical operation in which an organ or other part that has been removed from the body of one person is put it into the body of another person
▪ Doctors transplanted one of his kidneys into his sister. ▪ a recipient of a transplanted heart3 : to move (a person or animal) to a new home : relocate [+ obj] ▪ The group transplanted the beavers to another part of the state. [no obj] ▪ She is a New Yorker who recently transplanted to the West Coast.
▪ Doctors transplanted one of his kidneys into his sister. ▪ a recipient of a transplanted heart