Definition of guttation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡʌˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The secretion of droplets of water from the pores of plants.
Example sentences
  • When pressure was applied to the soil/root system of the intact maize plants, guttation appeared at the leaf margins and indicated that the potential X had been raised, confirming the observations of Passioura.
  • Shoot-synthesized CKs, as well as cytokinins which are released at the hydathodes by guttation and are reabsorbed into the phloem, can be transported through the phloem in the root direction.
  • Increasing air circulation and lowering humidity will help in controlling guttation as well.


Late 19th century: from Latin gutta 'drop' + -ation.

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