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enation

[ ee-ney-shuhn ]
/ iˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun Botany.
a small outgrowth of plant tissue, usually on a leaf, caused by virus infection.
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Origin of enation

1835–45; <Latin ēnāt(us) sprouted, sprung forth (see enate) + -ion
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How to use enation in a sentence

  • This matter will be more fully treated of under the head of hypertrophy and enation.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
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