Turgidity

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Definition

noun

The state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content.


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Turgidity is essential in plant cells to make them keep standing upright. Plant cells that lose much water have less turgor pressure, and tend to become flaccid. Further water loss eventually results in the wilting of the plant.


Related forms: turgid (adjective).

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