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Graft

Definition
noun, plural: grafts
(botany) A shoot, bud, or scion of one plant that is inserted to another plant that would support and nourish the shoot, bud, or scion, and in time grow together and unite to become one plant
(surgery) A portion of body tissue that is surgically removed from the donor, and then implanted or transplanted (via autoplasty), usually to replace damaged tissue in the recipient’s body
verb
(botany) To insert scion, bud, or a shoot from one plant to another (kind of) plant
(surgery) To transplant or implant a portion of a living tissue (or a graft) so as to form an organic union
(general) To join (something) to another to bring about union
Supplement
Synonym(s):

  • bud
  • implant
  • scion
  • shoot
  • sprout
  • splice
  • transplant

See also:

  • alloimmunity
  • autografts
  • xenograft
  • Related term(s):


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