turgor

noun tur·gor \ ˈtər-gər , -ˌgȯr \

Definition of turgor

: the normal state of turgidity and tension in living cells; especially : the distension of the protoplasmic layer and wall of a plant cell by the fluid contents

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Origin and Etymology of turgor

Late Latin, turgidity, swelling, from Latin turgēre


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turgor

noun tur·gor \ ˈtər-gər , -ˌgȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of turgor

: the normal state of turgidity and tension in living cells; especially : the rigidity of a plant that is due to the pressure of the cell contents against the cell walls and that is lost or greatly diminished in wilting

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