- 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 turgēre to be swollen