plant material


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Noun1.plant material - material derived from plants
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cutin - (biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids
chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble, straw - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
cork - outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
plant product - a product made from plant material
vegetable tallow - a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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They use about 12 pounds of plant material for every pound of nitrogen they fix, Hardy says.
"So we're actually able to take soil samples and look at the profile to find out where these chemicals go in relation to the plant material and in relation to where the insects tend to be.'
Acid rain, if it causes damage, leaves tiny white spots where plant material has dried out and died.
Cooking strawlike plant wastes with lime (calcium oxide or hydroxide) appears to remove acetate, more than doubling the plant material's digestibility for ruminants.
"The capacity of saponin-containing plant material to kill the intermediate host [snails] has wide-ranging implications in developing countries," he says.
"The production of biomass, of plant material, will probably increase about 10 percent, but the biological diversity will be diminished," says Bazzaz.