micrografting

noun
mi·​cro·​grafting
plural -s

Definition of micrografting

: the operation of engrafting a weak plant (as a hybrid embryo) on a related but more vigorous stock

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History and Etymology for micrografting

micr- + grafting, gerund of graft, verb

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“Micrografting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micrografting. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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