Definition of Graft

1. Noun. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient.

Exact synonyms: Transplant
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Autograft, Autoplasty, Allograft, Homograft, Heterograft, Xenograft
Category relationships: Surgery
Derivative terms: Transplant



2. Verb. Cause to grow together parts from different plants. "Graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"
Exact synonyms: Engraft, Ingraft
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Derivative terms: Grafting

3. Noun. The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage.
Exact synonyms: Bribery
Generic synonyms: Felony
Specialized synonyms: Barratry, Commercial Bribery
Derivative terms: Bribe

4. Verb. Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient.
Exact synonyms: Transplant
Generic synonyms: Enter, Infix, Insert, Introduce
Entails: Move
Derivative terms: Grafting, Transplant, Transplant, Transplantation

5. Noun. The act of grafting something onto something else.
Exact synonyms: Grafting
Generic synonyms: Affixation, Attachment

Definition of Graft

1. n. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.

2. v. t. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.

3. v. i. To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.

4. n. Acquisition of money, position, etc., by dishonest or unjust means, as by actual theft or by taking advantage of a public office or any position of trust or employment to obtain fees, perquisites, profits on contracts, legislation, pay for work not done or service not performed, etc.; illegal or unfair practice for profit or personal advantage; also, anything thus gained.

Definition of Graft

1. Noun. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit. ¹

2. Noun. A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot. ¹

3. Noun. (surgery countable) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty. ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable colloquial) effort needed for doing hard work. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable slang) A criminal’s special branch of practice ¹

6. Noun. Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life. ¹

7. Noun. Corruption in official life. ¹

8. Noun. A con job. ¹

9. Noun. (countable slang) A cut of the take (money). ¹

10. Noun. (uncountable US politics) A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Graft

1. to unite with a growing plant by insertion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Graft

1. To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc, into another; to practice grafting. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit. A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot. A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty. Origin: OE. Graff, F. Greffe, originally the same word as OF. Grafe pencil, L. Graphium, Gr, fr. To write; prob. Akin to E. Carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Cf. Graphic, Grammar. 1. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon. [Formerly written graff. 2. To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union. 3. To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union. "And graft my love immortal on thy fame !" (Pope) 4. To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc, with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns. Origin: F. Greffer. See Graft. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graft

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graffing
graffiti
graffiti artist
graffiti artists
graffiti bomber
graffitied
graffitiing
graffitilike
graffiting
graffitis
graffitist
graffitists
graffito
graffs
graft (current term)
graft-versus-host
graft-versus-host disease
graft-versus-host reaction
graft-versus-host response
graft occlusion
graft polymer
graft polymers
graft rejection
graft survival
graftable
graftage
graftages
grafted

Literary usage of Graft

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1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"The graft- breeding character of the railway system has seldom if ever been more clearly or convincingly set forth than by Professor Parsons in his chapter ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"If this view of mine is correct the step graft method is a bad one. ... Tibial bone graft and plating. One plate attaching graft to humerus above, ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"We undertook a study to determine whether the preferential use of an above-knee expanded polytetrafluoroethylene bypass graft to save vein is an appropriate ..."

4. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"The spatula, carrying the large graft, is then taken in the left hand and ... By means of the sharp needle the edge of the graft is pushed off from the ..."

5. Mass and Class: A Survey of Social Divisions by William James Ghent (1904)
"We say, for instance, that the graft of a certain street railway company is a menace to the interests of all citizens; that graft flourishes in the proud ..."

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