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graft 1

v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
a. To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact.
b. To join (a plant or plants) by such union.
2. To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
3. To join or unite closely: graft new customs onto old.
1. To make a graft.
2. To be or become joined.
a. A detached shoot or bud united or to be united with a growing plant.
b. The union or point of union of a detached shoot or bud with a growing plant by insertion or attachment.
c. A plant produced by such union.
a. Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
b. The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
c. The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.

[Middle English graften, alteration of graffen, probably from Old French grafier, from graffe, stylus, graft (from its shape), from Latin graphium, stylus; see graffito. N., Middle English grafte, alteration of graffe, from Old French.]

graft′er n.

graft 2

1. Deceitful or fraudulent use of one's position, especially in public office, to obtain personal profits or advantages.
2. Money or advantage obtained by such means.
intr.v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
To gain money or advantage through deceit or fraud.

[Origin unknown.]

graft′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grafting - the act of grafting something onto something else
affixation, attachment - the act of attaching or affixing something
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Noble, for instance, informs me that he raises stocks for grafting from a hybrid between Rhod.
Great diversity in the size of two plants, one being woody and the other herbaceous, one being evergreen and the other deciduous, and adaptation to widely different climates, does not always prevent the two grafting together.
This is a kind of grafting in a new position of part of an animal upon itself.
In our growing science of hypnotism we find the promise of a possibility of superseding old inherent instincts by new suggestions, grafting upon or replacing the inherited fixed ideas.
But it is in the subtle grafting and reshaping one must needs do to the brain that my trouble lies.
He knew what Cornelius meant when heating certain grains, then moistening them, then combining them with others by a sort of grafting, -- a minute and marvellously delicate manipulation, -- and when he shut up in darkness those which were expected to furnish the black colour, exposed to the sun or to the lamp those which were to produce red, and placed between the endless reflections of two water-mirrors those intended for white, the pure representation of the limpid element.
Skin grafting is a procedure in which skin or skin substitute is surgically placed over an open wound or a burnt region to replace the damaged or missing skin.
Tragal perichondrial graft is an effective grafting material used for tympanoplasty due to its possessing qualities.
Summary: In this study, some new chitosan materials were synthesized by the grafting of chitosan with the monomers such as 1-vinylimidazole (VIM), methacrylamide (MAm) and 2 -acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid (AMPS).
In view of the deficiencies and limitations of traditional dyeing methods, grafting functional monomers onto synthetic fibers induced by irradiation technologies can be considered one of the most effective ways to improve or change the dyeability to various dyes [13-15].
Background: Arterial grafts had better mid-term and long-term patency than saphenous vein grafts in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).