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.
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The Shannon-Wiener (H') index was approximately 25% higher in the water sample collected from the vegetative stage compared to the reproductive stage, suggesting that the vegetative community is richer.
Flavonoids (%) = Flavonoid contents at vegetative or reproductive growth stage X 100 / Total flavonoid contents at both vegetative and reproductive growth stages.
The FRAP of the perilla extract and of the FM is shown in Table 5 for different growth stages, and the lowest content is found at the medium vegetative stage (0.92 mmol [Fe.sup.2+]/g of extract and 0.023 mmol [Fe.sup.2+]/g of FM, resp.).
In essence, persistence of the vegetative state or death are the primary outcomes remaining."
Owen then asked Scott a question he had been hoping to ask a vegetative state patient for a long time: "Are you in any pain?" (15) Using the fMRI scans, Dr.
After the first week and until 45 DAT, the N concentration of the nutrient solution was changed to 10, 12, 14, or 16[mol.sub.c] x [m.sup.-3], for the vegetative stage of the crop.
First verified in 2006 by a brain scan of a woman in a vegetative state, covert consciousness has been sought by researchers among other patients ever since.
The beginning of flowering did not change significantly the contents of N and P in the leaves and stems (Figure 2A and B) for both periods (beginning of flowering and vegetative phase), which suggests that the N and P accumulated in inflorescences were translocated from other plant parts or absorbed by the roots in order to meet the demand of the reproductive organs.
To provide insights into the mechanisms driving regional variation in grass population dynamics and productivity, the general objective of this study was to determine if and how vegetative reproduction and the bud bank characteristics and dynamics of a perennial grass, differed between contrasting habitats.
The committee concluded that Aruna met most of the criteria of being in a permanently vegetative state.
There has been a great deal of interest recently in how much patients in a vegetative state following severe brain injury are aware of their surroundings.