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etiolation (plural etiolations)
- (botany) growth process of plants grown in the absence of light, characterized by long, weak stems, fewer leaves and chlorosis
- (botany) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.
- Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.
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