- turgescence; turgidity
- the normal distention or rigidity of living animal and plant cells due to pressure against the plasma membrane from within by the cell contents
Origin of turgorLate Latin ; from Classical Latin turgere, to swell
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of living cells or of blood vessels and capillaries: leaves that have lost turgor.
Origin of turgorLate Latin, from Latin turg&emacron;re, to be swollen.