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noun ena·tion \i-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of enation

  1. :  an outgrowth from the surface of an organ <a plant virus causing enations on leaves>

Origin and Etymology of enation

Latin enatus, past participle of enasci to rise out of, from e- + nasci to be born — more at nation

First Known Use: circa 1842

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