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a. The condition of being swollen.
b. The process of swelling.
2. Pomposity; self-importance.

[From Latin turgēscere, to begin to swell, inchoative of turgēre, to be swollen.]

tur·ges′cent adj.

turgescence, turgescency

1. the process of swelling.
2. the state of being swollen. — turgescent, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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These authors affirm that the soil water availability is a limiting factor in the turgescence of the tissues, thus, affecting the plant morphology and physiology, being the height directly influenced by the water deficit.
2006) in chrysanthemum, with no recovery of turgescence of flowers, in which the dry storage of stems at 20[degrees]C for one hour led to a reduction in fresh weight in the 23h during which stems remained in water.
Furthermore, the jugular veins turgescence highly suggestive for a cardiac disease, ECG documentation of atrial fibrillation and the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 40 percent allowed the following diagnosis: dilated cardiomyopathy, permanent atrial fibrillation and chronic heart failure (NYHA II class).