vegetative

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See also: végétative

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French végétatif, from Medieval Latin vegetativus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛdʒəteɪtɪv/

Adjective[edit]

vegetative (comparative more vegetative, superlative most vegetative)

  1. Of or relating to plants; especially to their growth.
  2. (biology) Of or relating to functions such as growth, nutrition and asexual reproduction rather than sexual reproduction.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 5:
      In Lejeuneaceae vegetative branches normally originate from the basiscopic basal portion of a lateral segment half, as in the Radulaceae, and the associated leaves, therefore, are quite unmodified.
  3. Physically inactive.
  4. (medicine) Of a state of impaired brain function, where a person can respond to some stimuli but is incapable of voluntary acts.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vegetative

  1. inflection of vegetativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vegetative

  1. feminine plural of vegetativo