[guh-tey-shuh n]

noun Botany.

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

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

Historical Examples of guttation

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


    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

guttation in Science



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