Dictionary
4 ENTRIES FOUND:

turgor

noun tur·gor \ˈtər-gər, -ˌgr\

Definition of TURGOR

:  the normal state of turgidity and tension in living cells; especially :  the distension of the protoplasmic layer and wall of a plant cell by the fluid contents

Origin of TURGOR

Late Latin, turgidity, swelling, from Latin turgēre
First Known Use: 1876

turgor

noun tur·gor \ˈtər-gər, -ˌg(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURGOR

:  the normal state of turgidity and tension in living cells; especially :  the rigidity of a plant that is due to the pressure of the cell contents against the cell walls and that is lost or greatly diminished in wilting

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: turgor deficitPrevious Word in the Dictionary: turgidAll Words Near: turgor
March 31, 2015
refluent Hear it
Flowing back
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears