guttation

[ guh-tey-shuhn ]
/ gʌˈteɪ ʃən /

noun Botany.

a process in which water in liquid form is given off by plants.

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Origin of guttation

From German, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at gutta, -ation
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Example sentences from the Web for guttation

  • Guttation occurs chiefly at night, or in cloudy or foggy weather.

    Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman

Scientific definitions for guttation

guttation
[ gə-tāshən ]

The exudation of water from leaves as a result of root pressure. Compare transpiration.
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