[guh-tey-shuh n]

noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. guttae,
  2. guttae band,
  3. guttat.,
  4. guttate,
  5. guttatim,
  6. gutted,
  7. gutter,
  8. gutter ball,
  9. gutter fracture,
  10. gutter press

Origin of guttation

From German, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at gutta, -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guttation

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

    Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman

Science definitions for guttation



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