|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||of, relating to, or denoting the nonreproductive parts of a plant, i.e. the stems, leaves, and roots, or growth that does not involve the reproductive parts|
|2.||(of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes|
|3.||of or relating to functions such as digestion, growth, and circulation rather than sexual reproduction|
|4.||(of a style of living) dull, stagnant, unthinking, or passive|
vegetative veg·e·ta·tive (věj'ĭ-tā'tĭv)
Of, relating to, or capable of growth.
Of or functioning in processes such as growth or nutrition rather than sexual reproduction.
Of or relating to asexual reproduction, such as fission or budding.
Of or relating to the resting stage of a cell or its nucleus.
Of or relating to a pathological vegetation.
Of or being a state of grossly impaired consciousness, as after severe head trauma or brain disease, in which an individual is incapable of voluntary or purposeful acts and only responds reflexively to painful stimuli.
|vegetative (věj'ĭ-tā'tĭv) Pronunciation Key