noun ver·nal·i·za·tion \ˌvər-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of vernalization

  1. :  the act or process of hastening the flowering and fruiting of plants by treating seeds, bulbs, or seedlings so as to induce a shortening of the vegetative period


play \ˈvər-nə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of vernalization

vernal + -ization (as translation of Russian jarovizacija)

First Known Use: 1933

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