from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of inserting a shoot or scion taken from one tree into the stem or some other part of another, in such a manner that they unite and produce fruit of the kind belonging to the tree from which the scion was taken.
- noun In carpentry, the joining of two piles or beams endwise; scarfing.
- noun Joining; splicing; specifically, splicing a rope by unlaying and relaying the strands of the ends to be joined, or, in knitting, adding one piece to another.
- noun In bee-culture, the substitution of eggs or larvæ in queen-cells for the original occupants.
- noun The practice of taking or making ‘graft’; the practice of stealing money or its equivalent, especially in positions of trust, in ways not. easily detected or punishable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
- noun (Surg.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty.
- noun (Carp.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
- noun (Hort.) a method of grafting in which the scion is placed in a cleft or slit in the stock or stump made by sawing off a branch, usually in such a manaer that its bark evenly joins that of the stock.
- noun (Hort.) a method of grafting which the alburnum and inner bark are separated, and between them is inserted the lower end of the scion cut slantwise.
- noun a mode of grafting in which a deep cleft is made in the end of the scion by two sloping cuts, and the end of the stock is made wedge-shaped to fit the cleft in the scion, which is placed upon it saddlewise.
- noun a mode of grafting in which the scion, cut quite across very obliquely, so as to give it the form of a slender wedge, is thrust down inside of the bark of the stock or stem into which it is inserted, the cut side of the scion being next the wood of the stock.
- noun (Surg.) See
- noun (Hort.) a method of grafting by cutting the ends of the scion and stock completely across and obliquely, in such a manner that the sections are of the same shape, then lapping the ends so that the one cut surface exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying or otherwise.
- noun tongue grafting, the same as splice grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is inserted in the slit of the other.
- noun a surgeon's scissors, used in rhinoplastic operations, etc.
- noun A very strong curved spade used in digging canals.
- noun a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc., used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun horticulture The act, art, or process of inserting
- noun nautical The act or method of
weavinga cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
- noun surgery The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplastic.
- noun carpentry A
scarfingor endwise attachment of one timberto another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of grafting something onto something else
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Skin grafting procedures may be required to repair the damage.
I have had the mohs procedure with skin grafting on my nose (about the same area that you have) just last week and am still healing with sutures in place.
Of Human Bandage Medical treatise on early skin grafting techniques.
Bio-engineered skin, originally developed for bulk-grafting, is finding an industrial niche as an alternative to animal (and, presumably, human) testing.
Cross skin grafting established genetic identity, renal disease was brought under control with medications and dialysis, and we were ready to apply our laboratory-tested surgical technique to man.
The uni-terminal transplantation consists in grafting one extremity of a vessel on to another part of the vascular system, and includes many different varieties.
In the outcome, it proved impossible to distinguish between the two kinds of twins by skin grafting, but the causal connexion between Owen's phenomenon and our own was obvious, and we were now confident of our ability to make adult animals accept tissue homografts by reproducing in the laboratory the very state of affairs that had come about by natural accident in twin cattle.
There is another way of grafting, which is called grafting in the scutchion, which howsoeuer it is estéemed, yet is it troublesome, incertaine, and to small purpose: the season for it is in summer, from
Fat transfer - or "grafting" - from one part of the body to another is not new, especially from the buttocks to the breasts.
I couldn’t agree more, Maureen, that the prospect of lace grafting is terrifying.