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An outgrowth on the surface of a leaf or other plant part.
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1. (Botany) botany an epidermal outgrowth from a plant body or organ
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the maternal line of descent
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(iˈneɪ ʃən)

a small outgrowth of plant tissue, usu. on a leaf, caused by virus infection.
[1835–45; < Latin ēnāt(us) sprouted]
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the maternal relationship.
See also: Relationship
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enation - line of descent traced through the maternal side of the familyenation - line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
2.enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organenation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
podetium - an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
peristome - (botany) 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 - (botany) 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 - (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
blister - (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
nodule, tubercle - 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
fuzz, tomentum, hair - filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz"
leaf node, node - (botany) 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
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Outside of his acting commitments, Jonathan also fronts a band called Enation alongside his brother Richard Lee Jackson and pal Daniel Sweatt.
Company officials cite a January 2017 Ipsos eNation survey of more than 1,000 American adults that found that 44 percent chose caramel as their favorite candy flavor to combine with chocolate, followed by mint at 19 percent.
For lovers of caramel--and there are many, according a recent Ipsos eNation survey that found 44% of American adults chose caramel as their favorite candy flavor to combine with chocolate--Werther's Original announced the brand's newest variety: Werther's Original Cocoa Creme Soft Caramels.
Pea is affected by a number of fungal (rust, powdery mildew, downy mildew, root rot, alternaria blight, aschochyta blight, wilt, anthracnose, cercospora leaf spot, damping off, seedling rot etc.), bacterial (bacterial blight and brown spot), nematode (cyst nematode, lesion nematode and root-knot nematode) and viral diseases (cucumber mosaic virus, pea early browning virus, pea enation mosaic, pea mosaic, pea seed borne mosaic, pea streak and pea stunt).
Abnormal and unusual symptoms of CLCuD were noticed on infected plants with reference plants like swelling of veins, downward or upward curling/cupping of leaves, enation formation on the lower surface of leaves mainly midrib and leaves were greener than usual (Farooq et al., 2011).
Ty-1, Ty-2, Ty-3 and Ty-5 genes showed resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl disease, R Homozygous for resistance, S Homozygous for susceptibility, Ty1/Ty-3 both were allelic, -indicated uncertainty about Ty1 allele,3a indicated presence of the Ty-3a allele at the Ty-3 locus, $ Symptoms were observed in inoculated plants were denoted as leaf Thickening (LT), leaf curling (LC), leaf yellowing (LY), growth stunting (GS), leaf rolling (LR), Enation (EN), leaf yellowing (LY), vein thickening (VT), crumpled leaves (CL) and non-symptomatic (NS), Not significant (NS).
Commercial pea growers stand to benefit from the release of Hampton, a new edible dry pea variety that resists some of the legume crop's most costly scourges, including pea enation mosaic virus (PEMV) and bean leaf roll virus (BLRV).
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Non-surgical treatments for face and hands include line smoothers, facial rejuv e enation and pigment replacement.
There are a large number of viruses damaging faba bean crop, such as Bean yellow mosaic virs (BYMV), Pea enation mosaicvirus (PEMV), Bean leaf roll virus (BLRV), Faba bean necrotic yellows virus (FBNYV), True broad bean mosaic virus (TBBMV), Broad bean mottle virus (BBMV) and Broad bean stain virus (BBSV) [22,2,25].
The eNation survey, conducted on behalf of LIMRA in October 2011, found that while 55% of surveyed adults do not contribute at all to an employer-sponsored plan, of those who do, 48% contribute less than 5% of their annual earnings.