etiolation e·ti·o·la·tion (ē'tē-ə-lā'shən)
Paleness or pallor resulting from deprivation of light.
The process of blanching or making pale by withholding light.
|etiolation (ē'tē-ə-lā'shən) Pronunciation Key
A pathological condition of plants that grow in places that provide insufficient light, as under stones. It is characterized by elongated stems and pale color due to lack of chlorophyll.