engraft

engraft

[en-graft, -grahft]
verb (used with object)
1.
Horticulture. to insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum.
verb (used without object)
2.
Surgery. (of living tissue) to become grafted.
Also, ingraft.


Origin:
1575–85; en-1 + graft1

engraftation, engraftment, noun
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engraft or ingraft (ɪnˈɡrɑːft)
 
vb
1.  to graft (a shoot, bud, etc) onto a stock
2.  to incorporate in a firm or permanent way; implant: they engrafted their principles into the document
 
ingraft or ingraft
 
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engraf'tation or ingraft
 
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ingraf'tation or ingraft
 
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en'graftment or ingraft
 
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in'graftment or ingraft
 
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