Definition of lignify in English:

lignify

Line breaks: lig|nify
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪɡnɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (lignifies, lignifying, lignified)

[with object] (usually as adjective lignified) Botany
Make rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.
More example sentences
  • In the tertiary state of development endodermal cells deposit lignified cell wall material onto the suberin lamella.
  • The secondary parenchyma produced by the successive cambia is not lignified and serves as a starch storage tissue.
  • For example, microcrystalline pyrite is ubiquitous on the inner surface of cell walls, within lignified cell walls and in the middle lamella.

Derivatives

lignification

noun
More 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.
  • It seems to be associated with lignification of host endodermis and pericycle cells at the penetration site.
  • Moreover, as fruit ripens, the achenes (a combination of seed and ovary tissue) undergo a strong lignification of their thick pericarp.

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