Plant Physiology. the normal distention or rigidity of plant cells, resulting from the pressure exerted by the cell contents on the cell walls.
the state of being swollen or distended.
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How to use turgor in a sentence
The other, which induces diminution of turgor and contraction, will be termed as the excitatory impulse.
The positive response afforded a conclusive proof of the induction of an increase of turgor at the distal point.
In my first experiment on the subject of detection of induced change of turgor I employed the stimulus of light.
In sensitive plants stimulus applied at a distance induces in the responding region an expansion indicative of increase of turgor.
The induced electric change at A was now galvanometric positivity indicative of increase of turgor and expansion.
British Dictionary definitions for turgor
the normal rigid state of a cell, caused by pressure of the cell contents against the cell wall or membrane: See also turgor pressure
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Scientific definitions for turgor
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and plant or animal cells.
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