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Definition: 'Vegetation'

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vegetation

Type: Term

Pronunciation: vej′ĕ-tā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. The process of growth in plants.
2. A condition of sluggishness, comparable with the inactivity of plant life.
3. A growth or excrescence of any sort.
4. Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.



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