etiolation


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etiolation

 [e″te-o-la´shun]
1. blanching or paleness of a plant grown in the dark due to lack of chlorophyll.
2. the process by which the skin becomes pale when deprived of sunlight.

e·ti·o·la·tion

(ē'tē-ō-lā'shŭn),
1. Paleness or pallor resulting from absence of light, as in persons confined because of illness or imprisonment, or in plants bleached by being deprived of light.
2. The process of blanching, bleaching, or making pale by withholding light.
[Fr. étioler, to blanch]

etiolation

/eti·o·la·tion/ (e″te-o-la´shun)
1. blanching or paleness of a plant grown in the dark due to lack of chlorophyll.
2. the process by which the skin becomes pale when deprived of sunlight.

e·ti·o·la·tion

(ē'tē-ō-lā'shŭn)
1. Pallor resulting from absence of light, as in people confined because of illness or imprisonment, or in plants bleached by being deprived of light.
2. The process of blanching, bleaching, or making pale by withholding light.
[Fr. étioler, to blanch]

etiolation

the range of symptoms developed by plants when grown in the dark. Examples include: pale yellow or white colour due to lack of chlorophyll, long internodes, small and rudimentary leaves, poor development of lignified tissue.

etiolation

blanching or paleness of a plant grown in the dark; due to lack of chlorophyll.
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The low light intensity for passion flowers caused branch etiolation and reduced the aerial part dry biomass (CLAUSSEN, 1996; KLUGE, 1998); these data corroborate those obtained in this experiment for P.