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emerse

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈməːs
 
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Definition of emerse in English:

adjective

Botany
Denoting or characteristic of an aquatic plant reaching above the surface of the water: the emerse leaves when developed are heart-shaped Contrasted with submerse.
More example sentences
  • Emerse leaves seem to be bigger, even it is under the tank light.
  • It will bloom readily if grown emerse, but takes a while to form a new set of emerse leaves.
  • Target: not reached

Origin

late 17th century (as emersed): from Latin emersus 'arisen', past participle of emergere (see emerge).

Derivatives

emersed

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Red emersed leaves are a sign of "protective" pigments being produced by the leaves to cope with high levels of light.
  • When I bought it, it had emersed leaves that were green, about 1.5'' in diameter and almost circular.

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