Also called humble plant. a tropical American plant, Mimosa pudica, cultivated in greenhouses, having bipinnate leaves whose leaflets fold together when touched.
any of various other plants that are sensitive to touch.
a tropical American mimosa plant, Mimosa pudica, the leaflets and stems of which fold if touched
any similar plant, such as the leguminous plant Cassia nictitans of E North America
(informal) a person who is easily upset
noun 1. a group of persons participating in sensitivity training.
noun 1. a form of group therapy designed to develop understanding of oneself and others through free, unstructured discussion. sensitivity training n. Training in small groups in which people learn how to interact with each other by developing a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others.
[sen-si-tuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsɛn sɪ təˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the state or process of being sensitized. 2. Psychology. the process of becoming susceptible to a given stimulus that previously had no effect or significance. 3. Immunology. a state or condition in which a previously encountered foreign substance triggers an immune reaction. an immunologic state or condition […]
- Sensitized antigen
sensitized antigen n. The complex formed when antigen combines with specific antibody.
- Sensitized cell
sensitized cell n. A cell or bacterium that has combined with specific antibody to form a complex capable of reacting with component. A small cell derived by division and differentiation from a lymphocyte.