grafting


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graft 1

 (grăft)
v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
1. To make a graft.
2. To be or become joined.
n.
1.
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.
2.
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

 (grăft)
n.
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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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.
Although most tutorials describe it as a technique for closing up the toes of socks, grafting can be used on any seam where live stitches are joined and you don't want the bulky seam that results from a three-needle bind-off.
Grafting is frequently used to improve the plant propagation features, where rootstock grafting is connected to the vigor and selected features of the cultivars in terms of the trunk, stem, leaves, flowers, or fruit (JANICK, 2009).
Grafting is the joining together of two living plant parts so that the whole grows as one plant.
Autologous skin grafting remains one of the best and time tested remedy2.
Cutting, layering, and grafting techniques have been examined for asexual propagation of the jabuticabeira.
So we tried to overcome these shortcomings by using new grafting techniques to correct alar retraction.