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vegetative US English

Of, relating to, or denoting reproduction or propagation achieved by asexual means, either naturally (budding, rhizomes, runners, bulbs, etc.) or artificially (grafting, layering, or taking cuttings)

vegetative cell US English

A cell of a bacterium or unicellular alga that is actively growing rather than forming spores

persistent vegetative state US English

A condition in which a medical patient is completely unresponsive to psychological and physical stimuli and displays no sign of higher brain function, being kept alive only by medical intervention