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engraft

Line breaks: en|graft
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡrɑːft
 
, ɛn-/
(also ingraft)

Definition of engraft in English:

verb

Another term for graft1.
Example sentences
  • The clergy, by getting themselves established by law, & ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man.
  • These cells were separated from other cells and then engrafted into mouse kidneys.
  • In a successful transplant the new bone marrow migrates to the cavities of the large bones, engrafts and begins producing normal blood cells.

Origin

late 16th century (formerly also as engraff, ingraft): from en-1, in-2 'into' + graft1.

Derivatives

engraftment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The early classification encompasses complications that occur during the first 30 days post-transplant, including the period before engraftment of the stem cells.
  • Barker doesn't know why one transplant wins out over the other, but the mere presence of the losing transplant seems to facilitate engraftment of the winner, she says.
  • And it could also explain why identical twins aren't truly identical; they may have very different patterns of cell engraftment as they go through life.

Words that rhyme with engraft

abaft, aft, craft, daft, draft, draught, graft, haft, kraft, raft, shaft, understaffed, unstaffed, waft

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