[ vahy-res-uh ns, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈrɛs əns, vɪ- /
state of becoming somewhat, though usually not totally, green, due to the abnormal presence of chlorophyll.
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See also succeeding paragraphs and sections in Chloranthy, Virescence, &c.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for virescence
/ (vɪˈrɛsəns) /
(in plants) the process of becoming green, esp by the action of disease, etc, in parts not normally green
the condition of being or the process of becoming green
Word Origin for virescence
C19: see virescent
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