1) device. capsule. or pellet inserted into the tree’s xylem system to treat or prevent diseases. disorders. or pest problems. Requires a relatively large diameter and deep hole in the trunk (contrast with macroinfusion. macroinjection. and microinjection). 2) a micro-chip device implanted into a tree and containing information about the tree that can be retrieved and updated by a compatible chip reader.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryimplant (verb)
a) to fix or set securely or deeply - a ruby implanted in the idol's forehead
b) to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns - inculcate
to insert in living tissue (as for growth, slow release, or formation of an organic union) - subcutaneously implanted hormone pellets to undergo - implantation the failure of embryos to implant
something (as a graft or device) in tissue - implanted compare cochlear implant
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