engraft

verb
en·​graft | \in-ˈgraft, en-\
engrafted; engrafting; engrafts

Definition of engraft 

transitive verb

1 : to join or fasten as if by grafting

intransitive verb

: to become grafted and begin functioning normally the transplanted bone marrow engrafted successfully

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Other Words from engraft

engraftment \in-​ˈgraf(t)-​mənt, en-​ \ noun

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Without a sufficient dose of cells, transplants are at a high risk of failing or of taking so long to engraft in the recipient’s bone marrow that patients face lengthy exposure to life-threatening infections. Ron Winslow, WSJ, "New Promise for Bone-Marrow Transplants," 28 May 2018 Here, a blatant disunity exists between matters engrafted at the last minute on to S.B. 331. Kaylee Remington, cleveland.com, "Judge tosses out state minimum wage law and micro-wireless law cities opposed," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of engraft

1549, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of engraft was in 1549

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engraft

transitive verb
en·​graft | \in-ˈgraft \

Medical Definition of engraft 

: graft engrafted embryonic gill tissue into the back

Other Words from engraft

engraftment \-​ˈgraf(t)-​mənt \ noun

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