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turgescent

[tur-jes-uh nt] /tɜrˈdʒɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
becoming swollen; swelling.
Origin of turgescent
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin turgēscent- (stem of turgēscēns), present participle of turgēscere to begin to swell, equivalent to turg(ēre) to swell + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
turgescence, turgescency, noun
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Historical Examples
  • Consequently water has a tendency to penetrate the cellular walls of plants, to distend the cells and render them turgescent.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • Young osmotic cells appear swollen and turgescent, whereas old ones become flaccid, relaxed, and wrinkled.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
British Dictionary definitions for turgescent

turgescent

/tɜːˈdʒɛsənt/
adjective
1.
becoming or being swollen; inflated; tumid
Derived Forms
turgescence, turgescency, noun
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turgescent in Medicine

turgescent tur·ges·cent (tûr-jěs'ənt)
adj.
Tumescent.

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