anatonosis

noun an·a·to·no·sis \ˌanətəˈnōsə̇s\

Definition of anatonosis

plural

anatonoses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anatonosis

New Latin, from ana- + Greek tonōsis strengthening


First Known Use: 1938


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