Auxesis definition

ôg-zēsĭs, ôk-sē-
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.
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The process of cell growth caused by the increase of cell volume prior to cell division.
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Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.
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(rhetoric) Extreme hyperbole.
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(rhetoric) Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force.
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(rhetoric) Amplification in any form.
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(biology) The growth of an organism without cell division.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
auxesis
Plural:
auxeses

Origin of auxesis

  • Greek auxēsis growth from auxanein auxē- to grow aug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek αὐξάνειν (auxanein, “to grow”).

    From Wiktionary