enation

noun
ena·​tion | \ i-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce enation (audio) \

Definition of enation

: an outgrowth from the surface of an organ a plant virus causing enations on leaves

First Known Use of enation

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enation

Latin enatus, past participle of enasci to rise out of, from e- + nasci to be born — more at nation

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The first known use of enation was circa 1842

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“Enation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enation. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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