noun Botany.
a small outgrowth of plant tissue, usually on a leaf, caused by virus infection.

1835–45; < Latin ēnāt(us) sprouted, sprung forth (see enate) + -ion

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1. line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family [syn: matrilineage
2. a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ [syn: plant process
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Developing resistance to pea enation mosaic virus in peas.
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