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graftage

[ graf-tij, grahf- ]
/ ˈgræf tɪdʒ, ˈgrɑf- /
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noun

the art or practice of inserting a part of one plant into another plant in such a way that the two will unite and continue their growth.

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Origin of graftage

First recorded in 1890–95; graft1 + -age
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How to use graftage in a sentence

  • Plants must be more or less closely related to each other to allow of successful graftage of the one upon the other.

    The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • Graftage may be divided into three general divisions, between which, however, there are no decisive lines of separation: 1.

    The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
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