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suberization

[soo-ber-uh-zey-shuh n]
noun Botany.
  1. the impregnation of cell walls with suberin, causing the formation of cork.
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Origin of suberization

First recorded in 1880–85; suberize + -ation
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Examples from the Web for suberization

Historical Examples

  • This decaying is a very complicated process, being preceded in every case by a suberization and thickening of the cell walls.

    The Peaches of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The leaf scar is protected by a corky change (suberization) in the walls of the exposed cells.