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Definition of the noun enation

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noun - plural: enations

  1. line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
  2. a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of enation: plant process
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    • more specific terms:
      • podetium = an organ or body resembling a stalk
      • peristome = fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
      • haustorium = a root-like attachment in parasitic plants that penetrates and obtains food from the host
      • apophysis = a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers
      • callus = an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
      • blister = a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
      • tubercle / nodule = small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
      • spur = tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
      • aculeus = a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
      • acumen = a tapering point
      • tomentum / fuzz / hair = filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
      • leaf node / node = the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
      • burl = a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree

Alternative definition of the noun enation


  1. [botany] A small outgrowth on the surface of a plant organ.
  2. [botany, uncountable] The generation of such an outgrowth.


Enation is an American independent rock band formed in Battle Ground, Washington, in 2002.


Enation: Enations are scaly leaflike structures, differing from leaves in their lack of vascular tissue. They are created by some leaf diseases. Also found on some early plants such as Rhynia, where they are hypothesized to aid in photosynthesis.

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Google previewTransactions (1880)

Botany. Second Series by Linnean Society of London

Enation is a secondary process, and is, as its name implies, an outgrowth from an organ already advanced some stages in development. Such outgrowths are of frequent occurrence in Primroses ; and they have especial signiflcance with ...

Google previewTransactions of the Linnean Society of London (1880)

Botany. Second ser by Linnean Society of London

Enation is a secondary process, and is, as its name implies, an outgrowth from an organ already advanced some stages in development. Such outgrowths are of frequent occurrence in Primroses; and they have especial significance with ...

Google previewGraft-transmissible Diseases of Citrus (1991)

Handbook for Detection and Diagnosis by Chester N. Roistacher, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vein enation is a cool temperature pathogen, and it is readily eliminated from citrus tissue when grown in a warm room or treated by thermotherapy (Calavan, Roistacher and Nauer, 1972; Roistacher and Calavan, 1974). Shoot-tip grafting is ...

Google previewReport (1919)

by Minnesota. State Entomologist

V enation is a character of primary importance in the family, but when taken unsupported by other characters has no more value than those of the antennae, cornicles, cauda, etc. KEY TO THE TRIBES OF THE CHAITOPHORINA 1. C- ornicles ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

Pea enation mosaic virus: properties and aphid transmission. In: Harrison BD and Murant AF (eds) The Viruses: Plant Viruses. Viruses with Bipartite ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

enation. 1. The outgrowth from a leaf in a plant infected with a certain type of virus. 2. A leaflike structure, lacking a *leaf gap, which grows out ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

into a concat~ enation of pools. The rainy season, on the other hand, swells these pools into terrific floods, inundating the country, and often destroying property. The caprices of Australian drought and flood are well illustrated by ...

Google previewInterior Landscape Dictionary (1992)

by Joelle Steele

EMARGINATE ENATION Outgrowth from a leaf which may occur in response to a viral infection. ENTIRE Describes a leaf, sepal, or petal margin with a smooth and undivided outline. ENTIRE EPIDERMIS The outer cells of the plant body, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Enation : An outgrowth from the surface of a leaf or other plant part. Encapsidation : The process by which the nucleic acid of a virus is enclosed in a capsid. Encapsulated : Enclosed; confined to a specific area; the tumor remains in a compact ...

Google previewA dictionary of applied chemistry (1922)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

Halogenated pyranthrenes give redder shades, and a number of these are known and obtained by direct halo enation, or, more usually, from halogenated dimethyldianthraquinonyls. It should be noted that Auranthrone, a vat-dyestufl obtained ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

enation 1. A leaf-like structure that grows laterally from a stem. 2.

Google previewA Family Encyclopaedia (1831)

Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected with All the Arts and Sciences ... by George Crabb

enation, or noulation with the cow so in milder, and in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

microphyll See ENATION THEORY. micropiracy A type of ...

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Enation Meaning

Video shows what enation means. A small outgrowth on the surface of a plant organ.. The generation of such an outgrowth.. enation synonyms: gall. Enation ...

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