engraft

[ en-graft, -grahft ]
/ ɛnˈgræft, -ˈgrɑft /

verb (used with object)

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)

Surgery. (of living tissue) to become grafted.

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Also ingraft.

Origin of engraft

First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + graft1

OTHER WORDS FROM engraft

en·graf·ta·tion, en·graft·ment, noun
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engraft

ingraft

/ (ɪnˈɡrɑːft) /

verb (tr)

to graft (a shoot, bud, etc) onto a stock
to incorporate in a firm or permanent way; implantthey engrafted their principles into the document

Derived forms of engraft

engraftation, ingraftation, engraftment or ingraftment, noun
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