auxesis

auxesis

[awg-zee-sis, awk-see-]
noun Biology.
growth, especially that resulting from an increase in cell size.
Compare merisis.


Origin:
1570–80; < Greek: increase, equivalent to auxē- verbid stem of aúxein to increase + -sis -sis

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auxesis (ɔːɡˈziːsɪs, ɔːkˈsiː-)
 
n
growth in animal or plant tissues resulting from an increase in cell size without cell division
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek: increase, from auxein to increase, grow]

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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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