an·​a·​to·​no·​sis | \ ˌanətəˈnōsə̇s \
plural anatonoses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of anatonosis

: the process of adjustment of intracellular osmotic pressure of plant cells by variation of the sugar content of the vacuolar sap

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First Known Use of anatonosis

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anatonosis

New Latin, from ana- + Greek tonōsis strengthening

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“Anatonosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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