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glabrescent

[gley-bres-uh nt] /gleɪˈbrɛs ənt/
adjective, Botany
1.
becoming glabrous.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin glabrēscent- (stem of glabrēscēns, present participle of glabrēscere to become smooth), equivalent to glabr-, stem of glaber smooth + -ēscent- -escent
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  • The herbage is grayish green to glaucous, often purplish tinged, and villous to glabrescent.
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glabrescent

/ɡleɪˈbrɛsənt/
adjective (botany)
1.
becoming hairless at maturity: glabrescent stems
2.
nearly hairless
Word Origin
C19: from Latin glabrescere to become smooth
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