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The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of living cells or of blood vessels and capillaries: leaves that have lost turgor.
[Late Latin, from Latin turgēre, to be swollen.]
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(Botany) the normal rigid state of a cell, caused by pressure of the cell contents against the cell wall or membrane. See also turgor pressure
[C19: from Late Latin: a swelling, from Latin turgēre to swell]
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1. the normal distention or rigidity of plant cells, resulting from the pressure exerted by the cell contents on the cell walls.
2. the state of being swollen or distended.
[1875–80; < Late Latin, = Latin turg(ēre) to swell + -or -or1]
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The internal tension that keeps a non-woody plant upright, created by the pressure of water in its tissues.
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|Noun||1.||turgor - (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane|
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
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2. tensión celular normal.
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