Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The becoming white through loss of natural coloring matter as a result of the exclusion of light or of disease.
- n. In horticulture, the rendering of plants white, crisp, and tender by excluding the action of light from them, as celery for the table. Compare albinism.
- n. botany growth process of plants grown in the absence of light, characterized by long, weak stems, fewer leaves and chlorosis
- n. botany The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.
- n. Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.
- n. (Med.) Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.
- n. (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight
- n. a pale and sickly appearance
- n. the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something
“Bert made the mistake of confounding albinism with the phenomenon of etiolation in plants; in fact, he gives the name "etiolation" to the albinism noticed in his axolotls. [”
“As many examples in "Starburst" were printed later, I'm guessing that etiolation has been high except in the case of dye-transfer prints.”
“Meanwhile Mr. Dunne's treatment of the book is in about every instance on the order of his treatment of my exchange with the Boston Globe: exercises in etiolation.”
“He indicated that a favorable combination of etiolation, moisture, rooting medium, and a root-inducing chemical was desirable for successful rooting.”
“It seems necessary to draw a distinction between this state and ordinary blanching or etiolation.”
“The last, in its wild state, is said to be pernicious, but etiolation changes the products and renders them harmless.”
“Sunlight, moreover, has not only this action upon the animal kingdom, but also upon the vegetable world as well Plants, like celery, which are subjected to blanching, become whitened under the process of etiolation.”
“The dullness of the scholastic atmosphere the grey, intolerant mediocrity that is the natural or assumed quality of every upper-class schoolmaster, is the true cause of the spiritual etiolation of "Kappa's" young friend.”
“Attention was drawn to the fact that by virtue of the laws which Darwin himself had discovered isolation leads to etiolation.”
“It appears, therefore, that it is by the action of light that the vital properties of vegetables are supported, as it is by the action of oxygen that those of animals are preserved; consequently, etiolation is to the former what asphyxia is to the latter.”
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