grossification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gross +‎ -ification

Noun[edit]

grossification (uncountable)

  1. The act of making gross or thick, or the state of becoming so.
  2. (botany) The swelling of the ovary of plants after fertilization.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for grossification in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)