vernalization


ver·nal·i·za·tion

noun \ˌvər-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of VERNALIZATION

:  the act or process of hastening the flowering and fruiting of plants by treating seeds, bulbs, or seedlings so as to induce a shortening of the vegetative period
ver·nal·ize \ˈvər-nə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of VERNALIZATION

1933

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