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  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.
  2. vegetative(def 5).

Origin of vegetal

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al -al1
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  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


([object Object])
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.
  2. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.
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