lignify definition by Webster's New World
to become wood or like wood as a result of the depositing of lignin in the cell walls
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- lignification noun
lignify definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb lig·ni·fied, lig·ni·fy·ing, lig·ni·fies verb, intransitive
To turn into wood or become woody through the formation and deposit of lignin in cell walls.verb, transitive
To make woody or woodlike by the deposit of lignin.
- ligˌni·fi·caˈtion noun
lignify - Science Definition
To make or become stiffer and stronger by the deposition of lignin.