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 (və-rĕs′ənt, vī-)
1. Becoming green.
2. Somewhat green; greenish.

[Latin virēscēns, virēscent-, present participle of virēscere, to become green, inchoative of virēre, to be green.]


(Colours) greenish or becoming green
[C19: from Latin virescere to grow green, from virēre to be green]


(vaɪˈrɛs ənt, vɪ-)

1. turning green.
2. tending to a green color; greenish.
[1820–30; < Latin virēscent-, virēscēns, present participle of virēscere to become green, inchoative derivative of virēre to be green]
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Only seven lines, namely, BP-52-16, MBLYHH, JBWR-21, CNH-2773, AKH-9620, B 59-16792, Super okra virescent and 59-CCD were recorded resistant to cotton leaf curl virus disease.
Molecular identification of phytoplasmas from virescent Ranunculus plants and from leafhoppers in Southern Italian crops.
These virescent pieces were embedded into roughly-textured, gessoed surfaces that looked like ruined walls, giving them the appearance of archaeological artifacts rather than works of art.
1988) proposed a scheme called hybrid elimination and haploid production system using a strain with semigamy (Se), lethal gene (LefaV), virescent (117), and male sterility or glandless ([gl.
3% among progeny-rows of a virescent semigametic line, Vsg-7, and concluded that the semigametic trait was lost in some plants.
1] plants were grown in the field and used as female to testeross with the virescent ([v.
Expression of CM-1-90 resembled previously described virescent or albivirescent markers.
These investigations were conducted to determine the inheritance of the new virescent and dense glanding mutants, establish their relationships with described virescent and glandular mutants, and test for possible linkages with various marker genes.
The virescent individual CM-1-90, found growing in the experimental strain 88-220 ATL72-I/P30//P28/P29, was removed from the field at the end of the 1990 growing season and transferred to the greenhouse for genetic investigation.
In allelic tests of virescent mutants of Upland cotton, a similar relationship between [v.
Interactions of virescent genes in homoeologous groups in such crops as wheat and cotton have been reported by several authors (Sears, 1959; Sears and Sears, 1971; Zhang and Pan, 1986).
1]s between putative homoeologous virescent genes [v.