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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"