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-
(Graft), v. i. To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
1. One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting.
2. An instrument by which grafting is facilitated.
3. The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree. Shak.
(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.
(Gra"ham bread") [From Sylvester Graham, a lecturer on dietetics.] Bread made of
unbolted wheat flour. [U. S.] Bartlett.
(Gra"ham*ite) n. [See Graham bread.] One who follows the dietetic system of Graham.