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Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. Waxy to persuasion.

(Science: medicine) Waxy degeneration, a kidney or liver affected by waxy degeneration.

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Re: Mangrove Swamps

... to get oxygen from air for the roots - Against high salinity, they have salt glands on their leaves to maintain water potential and they have a waxy cuticle to prevent water loss

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Mangrove Swamps
Replies: 7
Views: 13223

Cuticle, spores, vascular, plant evolution

... would be fatal for these plants to live on land without a good amount of moisture, and as such, plant adaptation produced layers made of cutin (a waxy chemical substance) to prevent the plant spores from drying out and dying out. 3) A "vascular system" physiologically exists in all plants, ...

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by Chartreuse
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Cuticle, spores, vascular, plant evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3303

Desert Biome!

have sunken stomata rolled up leaves usually have thorns instead of leaves have a waxy cuticle have hairy leaves long roots that spread over a large diameter and go down to great depths

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by jwalin
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Desert Biome!
Replies: 2
Views: 5485

3 point test

Hi, I have this data: A three point testcross was made in corn. The alleles C and c result in colored versus colorless seeds, Wx and wx in nonwaxy versus waxy seeds, and Sh and sh in plump versus shrunken seeds. When plants grown from seeds heterozygous for each of these pairs of alleles were ...

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by jjfptl
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 3 point test
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

need an answer

... that the pope cork cambium=phellogen=suber-phellodermic cambium(strange name, from the fact the cork is a tissue deeply impregnated with the waxy suberin).

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by MrMistery
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: need an answer
Replies: 5
Views: 5907
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