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vegetal

[vej-i-tl] /ˈvɛdʒ ɪ tl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.
2.
vegetative (def 5).
Origin of vegetal
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al -al1
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  • I am inclined to the view that here, as in 124 the preceding case, the resemblance to a vegetal growth is purely adventitious.

  • This development imparts to vegetal nutrition an ever greater preponderance.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • The nitro-bacteria must belong to the oldest monera, and represent a transition from the vegetal chromacea to the animal bacteria.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • vegetal forms, excepting where in use as instruments or utensils, as reeds and gourds, were not copied.

  • Seams of graphite may therefore represent accumulations of vegetal matter such as seaweed.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • Periodicity—generally at a longer interval of pulsation—equally affects the vegetal forms of life.

  • Now, inorganic food is generally diffused in the waters, so that the vegetal feeders have no incentive to develop mobility.

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • The shorter the annual period the more would the vegetal approximate to the animal, and vice versa.

  • When they first appeared they were, of course, without inhabitants of any kind, animal or vegetal.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
British Dictionary definitions for vegetal

vegetal

/ˈvɛdʒɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of vegetables or plant life
2.
of or relating to processes in plants and animals that do not involve sexual reproduction; vegetative
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin vegetāre to quicken; see vegetable
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vegetal in Medicine

vegetal veg·e·tal (věj'ĭ-tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.

  2. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.

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