turgor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n turgor (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turgor In physiology, the normal fullness of the capillaries and smaller blood-vessels, upon which is supposed to depend in part the resilience of the tissues: usually qualified by the epithet vital.
    • n turgor In botany See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turgor (tur′gor) state of being full, the normal condition of the capillaries
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. turg-ens, -entis, pr.p. of turgēre, to swell.

Usage

In literature:

She spoke, she read, she was capable of conscious turgor movements.
"The Venus Trap" by Evelyn E. Smith
In sensitive plants stimulus applied at a distance induces in the responding region an expansion indicative of increase of turgor.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
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