vegetal

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adjective veg·e·tal \ˈve-jə-təl\

Definition of vegetal

  1. 1 :  vegetable

  2. 2 :  vegetative

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the vegetal pole of an egg or to that part of an egg from which the endoderm normally develops vegetal blastomeres

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Origin and Etymology of vegetal

borrowed from Medieval Latin vegetālis, from Late Latin vegetāre “to live, grow” + Latin -ālis 1-al — more at vegetate


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vegetal

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adjective veg·e·tal \ˈvej-ət-əl\

Medical Definition of vegetal

  1. 1:  vegetable

  2. 2:  of or relating to the vegetal pole of an egg or to that part of an egg from which the endoderm normally develops vegetal blastomeres


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