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 The top tip is the growing point of this tree, and once it is cut, the new growth will tend to be misshapen. Tim Johnson,, 19 Mar. 2022 Fishing rights have been a growing point of vexation between Britain and the European Union since Britons voted to leave the bloc in 2016. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 The hardy lilies should be dug out and divided once the growing point strays outside its pot, every two or three years. Washington Post, 30 June 2021 The cost of the case itself is another growing point of contention. Cara Kelly, USA Today, 10 May 2021 This makes sense, as the newest leaves would be those closest to the growing point at the tips of branches, and the oldest leaves would be those located farther away from the growing points. Dan Gill,, 27 Jan. 2021 Even if the growing point does freeze back, the remaining tree below is attractive addition to a San Antonio landscape., 26 Nov. 2020 Taiwan has a become a growing point of contention and military tension. NBC News, 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, 21 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of growing point

1835, in the meaning defined above

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30 Mar 2022

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“Growing point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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