Turgor meaning

tûr'gər, -gôr'
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of living cells or of blood vessels and capillaries.

Leaves that have lost turgor.

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Turgescence; turgidity.
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The normal distention or rigidity of living animal and plant cells due to pressure against the plasma membrane from within by the cell contents.
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The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of living cells or of blood vessels and capillaries.

Leaves that have lost turgor.

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The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and plant or animal cells.
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(physics) The pressure produced by a solution in a space that is enclosed by a differentially permeable membrane.
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Origin of turgor

  • Late Latin from Latin turgēre to be swollen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition