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guttation

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noun gut·ta·tion \ˌgə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of guttation

  1. :  the exudation of liquid water from the uninjured surface of a plant leaf



Origin and Etymology of guttation

Latin gutta drop


First Known Use: circa 1889


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