from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Turning to wood; the process of becoming ligneous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A change in the character of a cell wall, by which it becomes harder. It is supposed to be due to an incrustation of lignin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lignifying, or the state of being lignified; the process of becoming or of making woody: an alleged conversion of animal matter into wood, not confirmed by scientific investigation.


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