virescence

virescence

[vahy-res-uhns, vi-]
noun Botany.
state of becoming somewhat, though usually not totally, green, due to the abnormal presence of chlorophyll.

Origin:
1885–90; viresc(ent) + -ence

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virescence (vɪˈrɛsəns)
 
n
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
 
[C19: see virescent]

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