Definition of secondary thickening in English:

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secondary thickening

noun

Botany
(In the stem or root of a woody plant) the increase in girth resulting from the formation of new woody tissue by the cambium.
Example sentences
  • In dicots the largest genomes are typically in herbaceous perennials in which turgor, rather than secondary thickening, plays a major skeletal role.
  • This storage organ displays an anomalous form of secondary thickening from a series of supernumerary cambia arranged in concentric rings.
  • This seems to reduce extension growth at a whole plant level but to locally stimulate secondary thickening.

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Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y thick·en·ing

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