growing point


Definition of growing point

: the undifferentiated end of a plant shoot from which additional shoot tissues differentiate

Examples of growing point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even if the growing point does freeze back, the remaining tree below is attractive addition to a San Antonio landscape., "Calvin Finch: Your guide to living Christmas trees that can be planted in San Antonio gardens after the holidays," 26 Nov. 2020 Taiwan has a become a growing point of contention and military tension. NBC News, "China's Xi vows to speed up army modernization as tensions with U.S. mount," 23 Oct. 2020 But for bigger bulbs, do them a favor and try to set them with the growing point or nose upward. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planting bulbs offers a bit of hope for better things to come. Even this year.," 21 Oct. 2020 Herbert’s use of emergency declarations has been a growing point of friction between the legislative and executive branches. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah governor’s emergency coronavirus orders continue to frustrate conservatives," 29 Sep. 2020 Caver the seed with 3 inches of soil to start, and add more soil as the plant grows in the trench without covering the growing point. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Your guide to pruning fruit trees and bushes," 23 Jan. 2020 If the trunk and growing point are OK, the tree will recover. Dan Gill,, "Will a freeze-damaged queen palm recover?," 10 Mar. 2018 If the top growing point survived, the trees generally recover even if the trunks are damaged. Dan Gill,, "Will a freeze-damaged queen palm recover?," 10 Mar. 2018 Plant each bareroot peony so the buds, or growing points, face skyward and are about 1.5 inches below the soil surface. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Your Own Gorgeous Peonies," 9 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of growing point

1835, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2020

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“Growing point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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