[gley-bres-uh nt]
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Origin of glabrescent

1855–60; < Latin glabrēscent- (stem of glabrēscēns, present participle of glabrēscere to become smooth), equivalent to glabr-, stem of glaber smooth + -ēscent- -escent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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adjective botany
  1. becoming hairless at maturityglabrescent stems
  2. nearly hairless

Word Origin for glabrescent

C19: from Latin glabrescere to become smooth
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