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grafting

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  • Grafting is a method of asexual plant propagation widely used in agriculture and horticulture where the tissues of one plant are encouraged to fuse with those of another. It is most commonly used for the propagation of trees and shrubs grown commercially. — “Grafting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In medicine, the word grafting can refer to a surgical procedure to transplant tissue. The word grafting can also refer to the placement of a natural or artificial conduit to carry blood between two arteries, for treatment of an arterial stenosis, thrombosis or embolus. — “Medical grafting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur There are two types of skin grafts, the more common type is where a thin layer is removed from a healthy part of the body (the donor section). — “Skin grafting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • This is a kind of grafting in a new position of part of an animal upon itself. — “The Island of Dr Moreau” by HG Wells
  • So our mercurial Ladislaw has a queer genealogy! A high-spirited young lady and a musical Polish patriot made a likely enough stock for him to spring from, but I should never have suspected a grafting of the Jew pawnbroker. — “Middlemarch” by George Eliot

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