Un lignified


verb (used with object), lignified, lignifying.
to convert into wood; cause to become woody.
verb (used without object), lignified, lignifying.
to become wood or woody.

1820–30; ligni- + -fy

lignification, noun
unlignified, adjective
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lignify (ˈlɪɡnɪˌfaɪ)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
botany to make or become woody as a result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls

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lignify   (lĭg'nə-fī')  Pronunciation Key 
To make or become stiffer and stronger by the deposition of lignin.
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