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guttation

[guh-tey-shuh n] /gʌˈteɪ ʃən/
noun, Botany
1.
a process in which water in liquid form is given off by plants.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < German; see gutta, -ation
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Examples from the web for guttation
  • During the night the plant will expel excess water through a process called guttation.
  • These authors also found significant radioactivity in guttation water.
guttation in Science
guttation
  (gə-tā'shən)   
The exudation of water from leaves as a result of root pressure. Compare transpiration.
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