turgescence


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swelling

 [swel´ing]
1. transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation; see also edema. Called also tumefaction, tumescence, and turgescence.
cloudy swelling a term formerly used for an early stage of toxic degeneration of protein constituents of organs in infectious diseases, when the tissues appear swollen and opaque but revert to normal when the cause is removed.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ents),
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

turgescence

/tur·ges·cence/ (ter-jes´ens) swelling.

turgescence

(tûr-jĕs′əns)
n.
1.
a. The condition of being swollen.
b. The process of swelling.
2. Pomposity; self-importance.

tur·ges′cent adj.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ĕns)
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence.
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

turgescence

distention or swelling of a part.
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With respect to the rearing method, the nymphs of the first instar were more sensitive: they presented 37% higher survival when the leaves' turgescence was maintained by a layer of agar (Table 1), which made the leaves more tender and consequently made it easer for the nymphs to find the food site.
However, shading likely have controlled leaf temperature and, consequently, the water status of the plant, in order to allow an optimization of photosynthetic activity and turgescence, which are necessary to plant growth.
Consequently, among the first plant responses to avoid excessive transpiration, the leaves lose turgescence, the stomata close, and cell elongation is halted (Souza et al.
Potassium is essential for many physiological processes, such as photosynthesis, translocation of assimilates into sink organs, protein synthesis, osmoregulation during cell expansion, stomatal movements, maintenance of turgescence, activation of enzymes and reducing excess uptake of ions such as Na and Fe in saline and flooded soils [19,20].