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graft

noun \ ˈgraft \

Definition of graft

1 a :a grafted (see 2graft transitive 1) plant
b :scion 1
c :the point of insertion of a scion upon a stock
2 a :the act of grafting
b :something grafted; specifically :living tissue used in grafting

Illustration of graft

Origin and Etymology of graft

Middle English graffe, grafte, from Anglo-French greffe, graife stylus, graph, from Medieval Latin graphium, from Latin, stylus, from Greek grapheion, from graphein to write — more at carve

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graft

verb

Definition of graft

transitive verb
1 a :to cause (a scion) to unite with a stock; also :to unite (plants or scion and stock) to form a graft
b :to propagate (see propagate transitive 1) (a plant) by grafting
2 a :to join or unite as if by grafting
b :to attach (a chemical unit) to a main molecular chain
3 :to implant (living tissue) surgically
intransitive verb
1 :to become grafted
2 :to perform grafting

grafter

noun

Origin and Etymology of graft

see 1graft


3

graft

noun

Definition of graft

chiefly British

Origin and Etymology of graft

English dialect graft, verb, to work


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graft

verb

Definition of graft

transitive verb
:to get (illicit gain) by graft
intransitive verb
:to practice graft

Origin and Etymology of graft

origin unknown


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graft

noun

Definition of graft

:the acquisition of gain (such as money) in dishonest or questionable ways; also :illegal or unfair gain

Origin and Etymology of graft

see 4graft


GRAFT Defined for Kids

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graft

noun \ ˈgraft \

Definition of graft for Students

1 :a plant that has a twig or bud from another plant attached to it so they are joined and grow together
2 :something (as a piece of skin or a plant bud) that is joined to something similar so as to grow together
3 :something (as money or advantage) gotten in a dishonest way and especially by betraying a public trust

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graft

verb

Definition of graft for Students

grafted; grafting
1 :to attach a twig or bud from one plant to another plant so they are joined and grow together
2 :to join one thing to another as if by grafting
  • graft skin
3 :to gain dishonestly

grafter

noun

Medical Dictionary

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graft

transitive verb \ ˈgraft \

medical Definition of graft

:to implant (living tissue) surgically
  • grafted a new piece of artery into the ruptured portion of the old artery
intransitive verb
:to perform grafting

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graft

noun

medical Definition of graft

1 :the act of grafting
2 :something grafted; specifically :living tissue used in grafting


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