symplastic growth


Definition of symplastic growth

: growth in a group of cells without either movement of the cells or new contacts between them and accompanied by mutual adjustment between all the cells — compare gliding growth, intrusive growth

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about symplastic growth

Statistics for symplastic growth

Cite this Entry

“Symplastic growth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Comments on symplastic growth

What made you want to look up symplastic growth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!