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engraft

[en-graft, -grahft] /ɛnˈgræft, -ˈgrɑft/
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
1575-1585
1575-85; en-1 + graft1
Related forms
engraftation, engraftment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engraftment

engraft

/ɪnˈɡrɑːft/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
engraftation, ingraftation, engraftment, ingraftment, noun
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Word Origin and History for engraftment

engraft

v.

1580s, from en- (1) + graft (v.). Related: Engrafted; engrafting.

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