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turion

Syllabification: tu·ri·on
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͝orēˌän, ˈt(y)o͝orēən
 
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Definition of turion in English:

noun

Botany
(In some aquatic plants) a wintering bud that becomes detached and remains dormant at the bottom of the water.

Origin

early 18th century: from French, from Latin turio(n-) 'a shoot'.

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