Definition of engraft in English:

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engraft

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡrɑːft/
/ɛnˈɡrɑːft/
(also ingraft)

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.

Derivatives

engraftment

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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with engraft

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: en|graft

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