|n.||1.||(Surg.) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.|
|1.||Acquisition of money, position, etc., by dishonest or unjust means, as by actual theft or by taking advantage of a public office or any position of trust or employment to obtain fees, perquisites, profits on contracts, legislation, pay for work not done or service not performed, etc.; illegal or unfair practice for profit or personal advantage; also, anything thus gained.|
|2.||A "soft thing" or "easy thing;" a "snap."|
|v. t.||1.||To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.|
|2.||(Surg.) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.|
|3.||To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.|
|4.||(Naut.) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.|
|v. i.||1.||To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.|
|Noun||1.||graft - (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient|
|2.||graft - the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage|
|3.||graft - the act of grafting something onto something else|
|Verb||1.||graft - cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"|
|2.||graft - place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient|
GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.
In hemodialysis (see dialysis), a vascular access surgically created using a synthetic tube to connect an artery to a vein. In transplantation (see transplant), a graft is the transplanted organ or tissue.