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

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Recent Examples on the Web Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2021

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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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7 Aug 2021

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“Enation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enation. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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