turgor

[tur-ger]
noun
1.
Plant Physiology. the normal distention or rigidity of plant cells, resulting from the pressure exerted by the cell contents on the cell walls.
2.
the state of being swollen or distended.

Origin:
1875–80; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin turg(ēre) to swell + -or -or1

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turgor (ˈtɜːɡə)
 
n
See also turgor pressure the normal rigid state of a cell, caused by pressure of the cell contents against the cell wall or membrane
 
[C19: from Late Latin: a swelling, from Latin turgēre to swell]

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turgor tur·gor (tûr'gər, -gôr')
n.

  1. The state of being turgid.

  2. The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and cells.

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turgor   (tûr'gər, -gôr')  Pronunciation Key 
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and plant or animal cells.
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Plant cells tend to maintain a small positive pressure, known as turgor pressure.
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