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.
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tu·mes·cence

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

(tū-mes'ĕns)
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence.
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
A four-category rating scale was designed for assessing senescence symptoms (SS) or chilling injury symptoms (IS): Grade 4 -- inflorescence with natural brightness and no brownish wilting areas at the apex of the bracts (SS) or spotless bracts (IS); Grade 3 -- inflorescence with natural brightness and brownish wilting areas less than 1.0 cm from the apex of the bracts (SS) or bracts slightly spotted (IS); Grade 2 -- bracts with brownish wilting areas between 1.0 and 5.0 cm from the apex of the bracts (SS) or bracts with dark spots (IS); and Grade 1 -- inflorescence no turgescence, no natural brightness and with brownish wilting areas more than 5.0 cm from the apex of the bracts (SS) or bracts with intense dark spots (IS).
For many physiological processes such as activation of enzymes, photosynthesis, maintenance of turgescence, translocation of photosynthates, K is essential element (Mengel and Kirkby, 2001).
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.