vegetative

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vegetative

1. of, relating to, or denoting the nonreproductive parts of a plant, i.e. the stems, leaves, and roots, or growth that does not involve the reproductive parts
2. (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
3. of or relating to functions such as digestion, growth, and circulation rather than sexual reproduction

vegetative

[′vej·ə‚tād·iv]
(biology)
Having nutritive or growth functions, as opposed to reproductive.