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Words related to etiolation

a pale and sickly appearance

the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something

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(botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight

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Possibly, in this situation, soybean plants used higher amounts of photoassimilates for the stem etiolation, resulting in a lower final increase in LA.
Induction of several new proteins in V-seedlings suggest that they may have been expressed in response to the near etiolation response induced by red light perceived by the plant.
(14) The descriptors 'parasitic' and 'etiolations of language' are used by Austin himself (p.
If seedlings are not provided with adequate light, they may stretch and become thin and lanky, a phenomenon known as etiolation. In addition, they will lack sufficient chlorophyll.
Occurrence of chlorophyll precursors in leaves of cabbage heads--the case of natural etiolation. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 80,(3), 187-194.
The etiolation of masculine violence is evident elsewhere (in the Physiologie) in the figure of the minotaur, who represents perfectly the slip from the threatening power of the domineering husband to the ridiculousness and passivity of the cuckold (11: 986-87), a decline which is expressed grammatically in the shift from the noun minotaure to the comical past participle minotaurise.
* In some cases, stock plant etiolation, which is the reduction of light levels, has been shown to increase rooting in difficult-to-root species (Hartmann et al., 1997).
It was generally observed in the field that a low level of shade in the morning or afternoon increased stem elongation or etiolation, which potentially allowed shaded plots to maintain similar percentage lateral RG values as full-irradiance plots.
When a plant does not receive enough light to enable it to make food efficiently through the process of photosynthesis, it is in a state known as etiolation. If adequate light is provided in time, the plant will return to full health.
Etiolation has previously been noted in Antarctic bryophytes (Priddle, 1980a) and may be a complicating factor in interpretation of bandwidths.
Such forms of gradual etiolation and diminution may have reflected early stages of the cooptation of "mass" culture into other channels (music-hall performances, fiction, and eventually films), but this co-optation might itself be seen as one of the more ironic consequences of the gradual broadening of educational and literary opportunities.
In a masterful 1994 overview of the history, practice, and future of comparative literature George Steiner describes the etiolation of the field:
Lack of light turns a plant yellow in a condition termed etiolation.
The contrast between the social and romantic entanglements of the first half of the novel and what Brian Aldiss in his introduction calls "the alarming mathematics of diminishing numbers" emphasizes the etiolation of subjectivity in the time of the plague.