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- n. The conversion of cell walls into a material that repels water, as in cork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a modification of cell-walls by which they become impermeable to water through the presence of cutin. Also called cuticularization.
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The protective effects come about through rapid development of epicuticular waxes, an increase in cutinization, and an initial increase followed by inhibition of UV-screening compounds .