graft (something) onto (something)

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graft (something) onto (something)

To connect or join two things, typically living things (such as plants or human tissue). Can the doctor really graft healthy skin cells onto that burned area?
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Word History: Similar to the way that we use "eye" for the undeveloped bud on a potato, the Romans used the Latin word oculus, "eye," to mean "bud of a plant." Having learned that the oculus or bud from one plant can be grafted onto another, the Romans derived the verb inoculare from oculus to refer to the process of grafting.
She traces the holistic worldview of African peoples and explores how that spirituality was grafted onto the tree of African American culture and life by retention of sayings, music, stories, and songs, to create a new yet old spirituality.
The grafting kinetics were determined for two grafting systems having styrene diluted with methanol and ethanol to various concentrations and grafted onto ETFE film irradiated at 100 kGy and the results are plotted in Figure 3 (a and b).
(Fluorescent and halogen lights--those at the blue end of the spectrum--are the most disruptive to melatonin production.) The scientists perfused each blood sample directly through human breast cancer tumors grafted onto rats, using a technique whereby a single artery fed in to the tumor, and a single vein exited it, allowing researchers to control the blood's circulation.
And over half a century later, the real legacy of the Miesian urge for transparency and lightness is the ubiquitous glass prostheses infesting skylines from Dubai to Shanghai, artificially conditioned limbs grafted onto patently unsuitable host bodies, rapaciously demanding of energy to create habitable internal environments.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was condemned on 18 May by the European Court of Justice (case C-354/05) for failing to transpose the Directive on gas market liberalisation (2003/55/EC), which should have been grafted onto national statute books by 1 July 2004.
Benny Bruton, a plant pathologist with the ARS South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, in Lane, Oklahoma, evaluated watermelon tops grafted onto gourd and squash rootstock and confirmed them to be resistant to Fusarium wilt, a widespread and costly plant fungus.
In an effort to return the ADA to its original course, this report offers a series of legislative proposals designed to do the following: (1) reinstate the scope of protection the Act affords; (2) restore certain previously available remedies to successful ADA claimants; and (3) repudiate or curtail certain inappropriate and harmful defenses that have been grafted onto the carefully crafted standards of the ADA.
Five years after she was free of cancer, the tissue was grafted onto her fallopian tubes.
The adhesion promoting agent is comprised of a graft copolymer that is comprised of the reaction product of a halogenated polyolefin polymer having at least one reactive functionality; reacted with a substantially saturated hydrocarbon polymer having more than one reactive functionality, at least one first reactive functionality of the hydrocarbon polymer reacted with the reactive functionality of the halogenated polyolefin such that the hydrocarbon polymer is grafted onto the polyolefin polymer to form the graft copolymer.
Like Soros, Clark is alarmed, not heartened, that a Wolfowitz-flavored Wilsonianism was grafted onto the Kissinger-style balance-of-power approach after September 11.
Sometimes multiple hues are grafted onto one tree--as sure a sign of spring as a basket full of Easter eggs.
Charles Spurgeon planted hickory trees grafted onto pecan tree rootstock at the Fitness Farm in Indianapolis.
It comes grafted onto Quince A rootstock (pounds 17.95) or as a Double U tree (pounds 39.95).
Parameswaran has indeed proven that tropical fruits can sometimes be successfully grafted onto Canadian trees.