from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, a modification of cell-walls by which they become impermeable to water through the presence of cutin. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany The
conversionof cell wallsinto a materialthat repels water, as in cork.
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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 .