Definitions of enation
  1. noun
    a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    synonyms: plant process
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    an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
    (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
    a root-like attachment in parasitic plants that penetrates and obtains food from the host
    (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers
    (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
    (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
    nodule, tubercle
    small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
    tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
    a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
    a tapering point
    fuzz, hair, tomentum
    filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
    leaf node, node
    (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
    a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
    stalk of a moss capsule
    pricker, prickle, spikelet, spine, sticker, thorn
    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    stinging hair
    a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid
    a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
    type of:
    appendage, outgrowth, process
    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  2. noun
    line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
    synonyms: cognation, matrilineage
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    type of:
    unilateral descent
    line of descent traced through one side of the family
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