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grafting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graft  \Graft\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grafted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grafting}.]  [F.  greffer.  See  {Graft},  n.] 
  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.  (Surg.)  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.  (Naut.)  To  cover,  as  a  ring  bolt,  block  strap,  splicing, 
  etc.,  with  a  weaving  of  small  cord  or  rope-yarns. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grafting  \Graft"ing\  n.  1.  (Hort.)  The  act  art,  or  process  of 
  inserting  grafts. 
  2.  (Naut.)  The  act  or  method  of  weaving  a  cover  for  a  ring, 
  rope  end  etc 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  The  transplanting  of  a  portion  of  flesh  or  skin  to 
  a  denuded  surface;  autoplasty. 
 
  4.  (Carp.)  A  scarfing  or  endwise  attachment  of  one  timber  to 
  another. 
 
  {Cleft  grafting}  (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. 
 
  {Crown,  or  Rind,  grafting},  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. 
 
  {Saddle  grafting},  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 
 
  {Side  grafting},  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. 
 
  {Skin  grafting}.  (Surg.)  See  {Autoplasty.} 
 
  {Splice  grafting}  (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. 
 
  {Whip  grafting},  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 
 
  {Grafting  scissors},  a  surgeon's  scissors,  used  in 
  rhinoplastic  operations,  etc 
 
  {Grafting  tool}. 
  a  Any  tool  used  in  grafting. 
  b  A  very  strong  curved  spade  used  in  digging  canals. 
 
  {Grafting  wax},  a  composition  of  rosin,  beeswax  tallow,  etc., 
  used  in  binding  up  the  wounds  of  newly  grafted  trees. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grafting 
  n  :  the  act  of  grafting  something  onto  something  else  [syn:  {graft}] 




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