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auxesis

[awg-zee-sis, awk-see-] /ɔgˈzi sɪs, ɔkˈsi-/
noun, Biology
1.
growth, especially that resulting from an increase in cell size.
Compare merisis.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Greek: increase, equivalent to auxē- verbid stem of aúxein to increase + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for auxesis

auxesis

/ɔːɡˈziːsɪs; ɔːkˈsiː-/
noun
1.
growth in animal or plant tissues resulting from an increase in cell size without cell division
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek: increase, from auxein to increase, grow
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auxesis in Medicine

auxesis aux·e·sis (ôg-zē'sĭs, ôk-sē'-)
n.
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.


aux·et'ic (ôg-zět'ĭk) adj.
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