[ gley-bres-uhnt ]
/ gleɪˈbrɛs ənt /
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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
Words nearby glabrescent
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Example sentences from the Web for glabrescent
The leaf-sheath is glabrous or glabrescent and sometimes hirsute; margin is ciliate.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
British Dictionary definitions for glabrescent
/ (ɡleɪˈbrɛsənt) /
becoming hairless at maturityglabrescent stems
Word Origin for glabrescent
C19: from Latin glabrescere to become smooth
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