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virescence

[vahy-res-uh ns, vi-] /vaɪˈrɛs əns, vɪ-/
noun, Botany
1.
state of becoming somewhat, though usually not totally, green, due to the abnormal presence of chlorophyll.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; viresc(ent) + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for virescence

virescence

/vɪˈrɛsəns/
noun
1.
(in plants) the process of becoming green, esp by the action of disease, etc, in parts not normally green
2.
the condition of being or the process of becoming green
Word Origin
C19: see virescent
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