etiolation

[ ē′tē-ə-lāshən ]

n.

Paleness or pallor resulting from deprivation of light.
The process of blanching or making pale by withholding light.

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Other words from etiolation

eti•o•late′ v.
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Scientific definitions for etiolation

etiolation
[ ē′tē-ə-lāshən ]

A pathological condition of plants that grow in places that provide insufficient light, as under stones. It is characterized by elongated stems and pale color due to lack of chlorophyll.

Other words from etiolation

etiolate verb
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