Definition of engraft in English:


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


Another term for graft1.
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  • 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.


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



More 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.

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