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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 of guttation
1885-1890
1885-90; < German; see gutta, -ation
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  • guttation occurs chiefly at night, or in cloudy or foggy weather.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
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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