Etiolation meaning

ē'tē-ə-lā'shən
(botany) Growth process of plants grown in the absence of light, characterized by long, weak stems, fewer leaves and chlorosis.
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(botany) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.
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A pathological condition of plants that grow in places that provide insufficient light, as under stones. It is characterized by elongated stems and pale color due to lack of chlorophyll.
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Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.

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Origin of etiolation

  • From French étiolé, past participle of étioler "to blanch"
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