an instrument that measures the linear growth of plant shoots
growth, especially that resulting from an increase in cell size. noun growth in animal or plant tissues resulting from an increase in cell size without cell division auxesis aux·e·sis (ôg-zē’sĭs, ôk-sē’-) n. Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division. aux·et’ic (ôg-zět’ĭk) adj.
pertaining to or promoting auxesis. an auxetic agent.
auxiliary; auxiliaries. auxiliary auxiliary verb
additional; supplementary; reserve: an auxiliary police force. used as a substitute or reserve in case of need: The hospital has an auxiliary power system in case of a blackout. (of a boat) having an engine that can be used to supplement the sails: an auxiliary yawl. giving support; serving as an aid; helpful: The mind […]