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turgescent

Line breaks: tur|ges¦cent
Pronunciation: /təːˈdʒɛs(ə)nt
 
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Definition of turgescent in English:

adjective

chiefly technical
Becoming or seeming swollen or distended: the cells are highly vacuolized, turgescent, and present a ‘chordalappearance

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin turgescent- 'beginning to swell', from the verb turgescere, from turgere 'to swell'.

Derivatives

turgescence

1
noun

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