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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An outgrowth on the surface of a leaf or other plant part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the production of outgrowths or appendages upon the surface of an organ.
  • noun In ethnology, maternal relationship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any unusual outgrowth from the surface of a thing, as of a petal; also, the capacity or act of producing such an outgrowth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A small outgrowth on the surface of a plant organ.
  • noun botany, uncountable The generation of such an outgrowth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
  • noun a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

Etymologies

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From Latin enatus (ēnātus) (from ēnāscor ("spring forth")) + English +‎ -ion.

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