Graft vs Inoculate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between graft and inoculate

is that graft is (label) 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 or graft can be to work while inoculate is (immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

As a noun graft

is (label) 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 or graft can be (graff) ("canal") or graft can be (label) work; labor.

graft

English

(wikipedia graft)

Alternative forms

* graff

Etymology 1

From (etyl) graffe, from (etyl) ; probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.

Noun

  • (label) 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.
  • (label) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  • A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) 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.
  • To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  • (label) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  • 1717 Eloisa to Abelard. And graft my love immortal on thy fame! —
  • To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  • (label) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (graff) ("canal")
  • The depth of the blade of a digging tool such as a spade or shovel.
  • A narrow spade used in digging drainage trenches.
  • Derived terms
    * grafting tool

    Etymology 3

    Probably from Etymology 2

    Noun

  • (label) Work; labor
  • (label) A job or trade.
  • Effort needed for doing hard work.
  • A criminal's special branch of practice
  • (label) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  • (label) Corruption in official life.
  • (label) A con job.
  • A cut of the take (money).
  • A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To work
  • To obtain illegal gain from bribery of similar corrupt practices.
  • Derived terms
    * grafter ("grifter")

    References

    * See supplements.

    inoculate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * innoculate

    Verb

  • (immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  • *
  • (by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
  • To add one substance to another; to spike.
  • The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
  • To graft by inserting buds.
  • to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
    to inoculate a tree
  • *
  • (figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
  • to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
  • *
  • See also

    * immunize / immunise * vaccinate