Definitions for: Grafting

[n] the act of grafting something onto something else

Webster (1913) Definition: Graft"ing n. 1. (Hort.) The act, art, or process of
inserting grafts.
2. (Naut.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring,
rope end, etc.

3. (Surg.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to
a denuded surface; autoplasty.

4. (Carp.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to

Cleft grafting (Hort.) a method of grafting in which the
scion is placed in a cleft or slit in the stock or stump
made by sawing off a branch, usually in such a manaer that
its bark evenly joins that of the stock.

Crown, or Rind, grafting, a method of grafting which the
alburnum and inner bark are separated, and between them is
inserted the lower end of the scion cut slantwise.

Saddle grafting, a mode of grafting in which a deep cleft
is made in the end of the scion by two sloping cuts, and
the end of the stock is made wedge-shaped to fit the cleft
in the scion, which is placed upon it saddlewise.

Side grafting, a mode of grafting in which the scion, cut
quite across very obliquely, so as to give it the form of
a slender wedge, is thrust down inside of the bark of the
stock or stem into which it is inserted, the cut side of
the scion being next the wood of the stock.

Skin grafting. (Surg.) See Autoplasty.

Splice grafting (Hort.), a method of grafting by cutting
the ends of the scion and stock completely across and
obliquely, in such a manner that the sections are of the
same shape, then lapping the ends so that the one cut
surface exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying
or otherwise.

Whip grafting, tongue grafting, the same as splice
grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end
of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and
in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of
tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is
inserted in the slit of the other.

Grafting scissors, a surgeon's scissors, used in
rhinoplastic operations, etc.

Grafting tool.
(a) Any tool used in grafting.
(b) A very strong curved spade used in digging canals.

Grafting wax, a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc.,
used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.

Synonyms: graft

See Also: affixation, attachment

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