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graft1

graft1

 
 
pronunciation:
graeft
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a plant that is taken off and placed into a slit on another plant so that the two parts will grow together and become one plant.
She hoped that putting in the graft would allow the new plant to bear flowers like the old plant.
synonyms:
cutting, slip
similar words:
shoot, transplant
definition 2: a living material, such as skin, that is removed and placed on another body or on another part of the same body.
The doctor covered the area of burned skin with healthy grafts.
synonyms:
implant
similar words:
transplant
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: grafted, grafting, grafts
definition: to attach as a graft.
The surgeon grafted skin from the burn victim's thigh onto his face.
synonyms:
transplant
similar words:
embed, implant, insert, splice
derivation: grafter (n.)
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