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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.
2. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin vegetālis, from Latin vegetāre, to enliven; see vegetable.]

veg′e·tal·ly adv.
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(Biology) in a vegetal manner
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In addition, even if a sperm enters the animal hemisphere of the nemertean oocyte, later waves shift vegetally toward a repeated onset site (Stricker, 1996) (Fig.