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Meaning of TRANSPIRATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants
  2. [n]  the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
  3. [n]  the process of givng off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
 

TRANSPIRATION is a 13 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: action, activity, biological process, bodily function, bodily process, body process, natural action, natural process, organic process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran`spi*ra"tion\, n. [F. transpiration.]
1. (Physiol.) The act or process of transpiring or excreting
   in the form of vapor; exhalation, as through the skin or
   other membranes of the body; as, pulmonary transpiration,
   or the excretion of aqueous vapor from the lungs.
   Perspiration is a form of transpiration. --Cudworth.

2. (bot.) The evaporation of water, or exhalation of aqueous
   vapor, from cells and masses of tissue.

3. (Physics) The passing of gases through fine tubes, porous
   substances, or the like; as, transpiration through
   membranes.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The passage of water in plants from the roots through the vascular system to the stoma of the leaves and into the atmosphere.
 

 

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