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lignify

[′lig·nə‚fī]
(botany)
To convert cell wall constituents into wood or woody tissue by chemical and physical changes.
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Also, the secondary wall of phloem fiber, which did not lignify (Engels and Jung, 1998), remained completely degradable at both the fourth and fifth sampling dates (Fig.
Reduced degradability of alfalfa stem tissues was always associated with the deposition of lignin in cell walls of these tissues, except for the epidermis which did not lignify but did exhibit a decline in degradability.
Lignify makes her Godolphin debut in the Mint Julep Handicap over an extended eight furlongs on turf, while Mitchigan goes in an allowance race over that distance on the main track.
Lignify, second in the Argentinian Oaks before winning a Group 2 event over 10 furlongs and a Group 1 over a mile and a half, will arrive in Dubai this week.
Following Swain's narrow defeat in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, Sheikh Mohammed vowed to build an even stronger team, and Lignify will join an already impressive cast of older horses with which to pursue Godolphin's worldwide ambitions.
He was challenging the favourite, Lignify, for the lead in the closing stages of the Group 1 Premio Swissair, for fillies and mares over 10 furlongs, when his mount, Voy Afuera, was carried sharply right.