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defoliate

(of a plant) having shed its leaves

defoliate

[dē′fō·lē‚āt]
(botany)
To remove leaves or cause leaves to fall, especially prematurely.
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This could probably be attributed to the fact that at four WAS, the remaining leaves of defoliated plants had lower photosynthetic capacity than plant at six WAS due to leaf sizes.
At the University of Utah, a research team is using satellite data to map areas of defoliated tamarisk, which can help determine where and how fast the beetles are moving.
The treatments commenced on 31 January when the pasture in each bay was defoliated once with either 0 (mechanical), 111,208, or 375 cows per ha for 6.
The good weather broke at the end of the first week of the month, leading to frost damage in many areas and oaks defoliated.
They have served as executives of the international eye bank, done reforestation work in defoliated Vietnam, led international campaigns against female genital cutting, directed drug and alcohol programs at White Bird and served as a president of the Oregon Country Fair.
The harvesting of first marketable fruits was delayed by two, four and six days when half of each leaf, three quarters of each leaf and the whole leaves were defoliated, respectively (see table 2).
The number of fruits produced per tropical soda apple plant defoliated by the beetles significantly decreased with an average of 4 fruit per plant in Oct 2007 compared with the large number (36) of fruits observed on plants in Oct 2006 (Fig.
Here, an original colony of some 1,400 laboratory-reared beetles has "expanded exponentially and has now defoliated about 5,000 acres of saltcedar," says Carruthers.
At the lower right a man in platform sandals determinedly pleasures a voluptuous woman, whose raised legs echo the defoliated tree stumps in the model.
The trees become defoliated after a couple of years of contact with the hardy insect.
Separate groups of twigs (initially 10) of each species were completely defoliated periodically.