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turgor

[ tur-ger ]
/ ˈtɜr gər /
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noun

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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Origin of turgor

1875–80; <Late Latin, equivalent to Latin turg(ēre) to swell + -or-or1
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British Dictionary definitions for turgor

turgor
/ (ˈtɜːɡə) /

noun

the normal rigid state of a cell, caused by pressure of the cell contents against the cell wall or membraneSee also turgor pressure

Word Origin for turgor

C19: from Late Latin: a swelling, from Latin turgēre to swell
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Medical definitions for turgor

turgor
[ tûrgər, -gôr′ ]

n.

The state of being turgid.
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and cells.
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Scientific definitions for turgor

turgor
[ tûrgər, -gôr′ ]

The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and plant or animal cells.
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