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An outgrowth on the surface of a leaf or other plant part.
1. (Botany) botany an epidermal outgrowth from a plant body or organ
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the maternal line of descent
a small outgrowth of plant tissue, usu. on a leaf, caused by virus infection.
[1835–45; < Latin ēnāt(us) sprouted]
the maternal relationship.See also: Relationship
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|Noun||1.||enation - 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 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
spur - tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
aculeus - a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
acumen - a tapering point
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