Definition of suberize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞obəˌrīz/


[with object] (usually as adjective suberized) Botany
Impregnate (the wall of a plant cell) with suberin: suberized cell walls
More example sentences
  • This idea is supported by experiments that showed dye permeation through suberized walls of epidermal cells.
  • The surface of the calli and the cut edge of the bark were suberized.
  • In its functional role as a relative, not absolute, diffusion barrier for small solutes, the pine nexine resembles suberized and/or cutinized cell walls and Casparian strips.



Pronunciation: /ˌso͞obəriˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Increased rates of suberization and lignification in the exodermis may lead to a greater resistance to the entry of materials into the root apoplast.
  • The roles in defence include oxidation of hydroxy-cinnamyl alcohols into free radical intermediates, phenol oxidation, cross-linking of polysaccharides and of extensin monomers, lignification and suberization.
  • These changes have been mostly investigated over a long-term period and are clearly associated with profound anatomical adaptations including the suberization and lignification of cell walls.

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Syllabification: su·ber·ize

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