etiolation

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Etymology[edit]

From French étiolé, past participle of étioler "to blanch"

Noun[edit]

etiolation (plural etiolations)

  1. (botany) growth process of plants grown in the absence of light, characterized by long, weak stems, fewer leaves and chlorosis
  2. (botany) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.
  3. Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

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