Cutinization
Cutinization Cu`tin*i*za"tion (k?`t?n-?-z?"sh?n), n. (Bot.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork. [1913 Webster]

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  • cutinization — [kyo͞o΄tə nə zā′shən, kyo͞ot΄ n əzā′shən] n. Bot. a process in which the outermost plant cells become thickened and covered with cutin, making them waterproof cutinize [kyo͞o′tə nəīz΄, kyo͞ot′ nīz΄] vi., vt. cutinized, cutinizing * * * See… …   Universalium

  • cutinization — [kyo͞o΄tə nə zā′shən, kyo͞ot΄ n əzā′shən] n. Bot. a process in which the outermost plant cells become thickened and covered with cutin, making them waterproof cutinize [kyo͞o′tə nəīz΄, kyo͞ot′ nīz΄] vi., vt. cutinized, cutinizing …   English World dictionary

  • cutinization — cu·tin·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • cutinization — ˌkyütənə̇ˈzāshən noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cutinize + ation : infiltration of plant cell walls with cutin compare cuticularization, suberization * * * cūtinizāˈtion or cūtinisāˈtion nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • cutinize — cutinization, n. /kyooht n uyz /, v.t., v.i., cutinized, cutinizing. to make into or become cutin. Also, esp. Brit., cutinise. [1885 90; CUTIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cell wall — noun a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier • Hypernyms: ↑layer • Part Holonyms: ↑plant cell * * * noun 1. : the somewhat rigid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cutinize — verb convert into cutin • Hypernyms: ↑convert • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * cutinization, n. /kyooht n uyz /, v.t., v.i., cutinized, cutinizing. to make into or become cutin. Also, esp. Brit …   Useful english dictionary

  • suberization — ˌsübərə̇ˈzāshən, ˌrīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary suberize + ation : conversion of plant cell walls into water impervious corky tissue through infiltration with suberin compare cutinization, lignification * * * /sooh …   Useful english dictionary

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