American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The gradual dying of plant shoots, starting at the tips, as a result of various diseases or climatic conditions.
- n. biology The browning and death of a plant shoot starting at the tip, due to either disease or climate conditions
- n. a disease of plants characterized by the gradual dying of the young shoots starting at the tips and progressing to the larger branches
- die + back (Wiktionary)
“The team believes that the process, known as dieback, will begin when average global temperatures reach around 15C.”
“The direst predictions come from the British meteorological office's Hadley Center, where a team led by Peter Cox forecast a massive "dieback" of plants, killing the rain forest by 2100.”
“Mac -- I think you should add "dieback" to the labels.”
“Simply checking for "dieback," or if a tree looks to be dead, is not a good method of detection, Hahn said.”
“A large-scale Amazon "dieback" is among a handful of potential events that could drastically intensify climate change, along with the melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica and the breakdown of the Gulf Stream ocean current.”
“At the time I explained that the Duke report, and the hypothesis that the dieback was a consequence of the herbicide Diuron, had some major flaws, including: "Only four of 21 potential sites were tested for Diuron.”
“dieback" normally observed following SCI and promotes the re-growth of the axons following injury.”
“Pruning in freezing weather can induce burn and then dieback on the roses, but you do want to get the vines done in the next month or so as they will bleed.”
“Brambles sent spiny stems snaking over the open surfaces, and weeds found rootholds in the gaps between frost-bitten edges, before collapsing in the dieback of autumn.”
“Some feared that the gathering extinction event might soon overwhelm mankind: the dieback.”
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