engraft
verb Date: 1549 transitive verb 1. to join or fasten as if by grafting 2. graft 1 3. graft 3 intransitive verb 1. to become grafted and begin functioning normally <
the transplanted bone marrow engrafted successfully
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engraftment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • engraft — [en graft′, engräft′; ingraft′, ingräft′] vt. 1. to graft (a shoot, etc.) from one plant onto another 2. to establish firmly; implant …   English World dictionary

  • Engraft — En*graft , v. t. See {Ingraft}. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engraft — index embed, plant (place firmly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • engraft — 1580s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + GRAFT (Cf. graft). Related: Engrafted; engrafting …   Etymology dictionary

  • engraft — engraftation, engraftment, n. /en graft , grahft /, v.t. 1. Hort. to insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum. v.i. 2. Surg. (of living tissue) to become grafted. Also, ingraft. [1575 85; …   Universalium

  • engraft — en•graft [[t]ɛnˈgræft, ˈgrɑft[/t]] v. t. 1) bot to graft from one plant to another for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum[/ex] 2) srg to implant surgically • Etymology: 1575–85 en graf•ta′tion, en•graft′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • engraft — /ɛnˈgraft/ (say en grahft), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) to insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum. Also, ingraft. {en 1 + graft1} –engraftation /ɛngrafˈteɪʃən/ (say engrahf tayshuhn),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • engraft — 1. verb a) To insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for the purpose of propagation; graft onto a plant b) To fix firmly into place 2. adjective Engrafted …   Wiktionary

  • engraft — en·graft in graft vt GRAFT <engrafted embryonic gill tissue into the back> en·graft·ment graf(t) mənt n …   Medical dictionary

  • engraft — en·graft || ɪn grɑːft v. insert a shoot or twig from one tree into another for propagation; insert, implant (also ingraft) …   English contemporary dictionary

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