Turgor Definition

tûrgər, -gôr
Turgescence; turgidity.
Webster's New World
The normal distention or rigidity of living animal and plant cells due to pressure against the plasma membrane from within by the cell contents.
Webster's New World

(physics) The pressure produced by a solution in a space that is enclosed by a differentially permeable membrane.


Origin of Turgor

  • Late Latin from Latin turgēre to be swollen

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

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