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graft,

in surgery: see transplantation, medicaltransplantation, medical,
surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual.
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graft

[graft]
(biology)
To unite to form a graft.
A piece of tissue transplanted from one individual to another or to a different place on the same individual.
An individual resulting from the grafting of parts.
(botany)
To unite a scion to an understock in such manner that the two grow together and continue development as a single plant without change in scion or stock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

graft

To join a scion, shoot, or bud to the stock of another similar plant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

graft

1. Horticulture
a. a piece of plant tissue (the scion), normally a stem, that is made to unite with an established plant (the stock), which supports and nourishes it
b. the plant resulting from the union of scion and stock
c. the point of union between the scion and the stock
2. Surgery a piece of tissue or an organ transplanted from a donor or from the patient's own body to an area of the body in need of the tissue
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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There was some much improved performance throughout the whole team but the 'Most Improved Player' this week went to Kai Jenkinson for his improved tackling, the 'Grafter' of the match went to Wynuw Chan and the 'Man of the Match' award went to the ever impressive Nathan Cullan.
The Newsome defence was, again, brilliant with Man of the Match, McGuire leading the way and grafter, Paxman along with Louis Senior putting in great tackles.
Man Of The Match went to Alfie Broscolmbe whilst the Grafter award was shared by Matthew Shufflebotham and Cole Martin, who was making his Newsome debut.
MOM: David, coach's MOM: Ben, top tacklers: Jordan and Owen and grafters: Reuben and Matthew.
Man of the Match went to Lewis Murphy for his outstanding overall performance while Grafter award went to James Johnson.
This was a good all round team performance built on good passing and solid tackling with grafter's award going to Sam Bradley and Man Of The Match to Nathan Cullen.
MOM was Ben, captain's MOM Jordan, top tackler Owen and grafter Johnny.
MOM was Tyler Boswell and grafter Kane North Under 9 Panthers 52 Swifts 28 Panthers didn't have everything their own way as powerful Swifts got off to a good start.
Grafter went to Alfie 'the tackling machine' Broscombe.
Awards: Coach's MoM Zach Stainsbury, referee's MoM Jamie Kelly, top tackler Callum Mulkeen, most improved player Joe Duns and top grafter Oliver Whitaker.
Top tackler Luke Ramsden yet again put in a good performance with outstanding text book tackles and grafter Ronan Costello did well to seal the only conversion of the game.