[toor-ee-on, tyoor-]
noun Botany.
a small shoot, as of asparagus or certain aquatic plants, from which a new plant can develop.

< Latin turiōn- (stem of turiō) young shoot

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turion (ˈtʊərɪən)
a perennating bud produced by many aquatic plants: it detaches from the parent plant and remains dormant until the following spring
[C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot]

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Thus turion size and depth distribution in sediments may be important environmental factors that regulate sago growth.
Turion production of the curly leaf pondweed should be monitored from year to year.
The monoecious form of hydrilla puts more energy into tuber and turion production than does the dioecious form.
These adaptations likely differ among sago ecotypes and include increased relative turion production and increased shoot length.
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