suberize

[ soo-buh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsu bəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), su·ber·ized, su·ber·iz·ing. Botany.

to convert into cork tissue.

Nearby words

  1. subereous,
  2. suberic,
  3. suberic acid,
  4. suberin,
  5. suberization,
  6. suberose,
  7. suberous,
  8. subfamily,
  9. subfebrile,
  10. subfertility

Also especially British, su·ber·ise.

Origin of suberize

1880–85; < Latin sūber cork + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for suberize

suberize

suberise

/ (ˈsjuːbəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) botany to impregnate (cell walls) with suberin during the formation of corky tissue
Derived Formssuberization or suberisation, noun

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