[ awg-zee-sis, awk-see- ]
/ ɔgˈzi sɪs, ɔkˈsi- /
growth, especially that resulting from an increase in cell size.
Origin of auxesis
1570–80; < Greek: increase, equivalent to auxē- verbid stem of aúxein to increase + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for auxesis
/ (ɔːɡˈziːsɪs, ɔːkˈsiː-) /
growth in animal or plant tissues resulting from an increase in cell size without cell division
Word Origin for auxesis
C16: via Latin from Greek: increase, from auxein to increase, grow
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Medicine definitions for auxesis
[ ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′- ]
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.
Related formsaux•et′ic (ôg-zĕt′ĭk) adj.
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