auxesis


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aux·e·sis

 (ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′-)
n.
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.

[Greek auxēsis, growth, from auxanein, auxē-, to grow; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aux·et′ic (ôg-zĕt′ĭk) adj.
aux·et′i·cal·ly adv.

auxesis

(ɔːɡˈziːsɪs; ɔːkˈsiː-)
n
(Biology) growth in animal or plant tissues resulting from an increase in cell size without cell division
[C16: via Latin from Greek: increase, from auxein to increase, grow]

aux•e•sis

(ɔgˈzi sɪs, ɔkˈsi-)

n.
growth, esp. that resulting from an increase in cell size.
[1570–80; < Greek: increase, derivative of aúxein to increase; see -sis]
aux•et•ic (ɔgˈzɛt ɪk, ɔkˈsɛt-) adj.

auxesis

growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis.auxetic, adj.
See also: Biology
growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis. — auxetic, adj.
See also: Cells
growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis.auxetic, adj.
See also: Growth
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Noun1.auxesis - growth from increase in cell size without cell division
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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Here Gandalf starts with repetitive parallel clauses beginning with infinitives, an example of isocolon, which also seems to be auxesis, the arrangement of sentences in a climactic order.
AUXESIS is a hyperbolic term implying something appears greater than its actual size.
The linguistic satirist becomes more dominant in his later work, which relies in part on devices of amplification including auxesis, seriation, synathroesmus (adjectival seriation), and the tautology.