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enation

[ee-ney-shuh n] /iˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Botany
1.
a small outgrowth of plant tissue, usually on a leaf, caused by virus infection.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin ēnāt(us) sprouted, sprung forth (see enate) + -ion
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Examples for enation
  • Developing resistance to pea enation mosaic virus in peas.

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