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growth rate

n.
  1. Absolute or relative growth increase, expressed in units of time.
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  • With the precautions described the growth-rate in vigorous specimens is found to be very uniform.

    Life Movements in Plants

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • Under continuous lowering of temperature the growth-rate became slowed down till at 21C.

    Life Movements in Plants

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • The optimum temperature is at 34C., after which growth-rate declines and becomes completely arrested at 58C.

    Life Movements in Plants

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • The conditions of the experiment would thus become more precise if the growth-rate in the absence of light is taken as the normal.

    Life Movements in Plants

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose