transpiration

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French transpiration, from Medieval Latin transpiratio, from transpiro, from Latin trans + spiro.

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transpiration (countable and uncountable, plural transpirations)

  1. (botany) The loss of water by evaporation in terrestrial plants, especially through the stomata; accompanied by a corresponding uptake from the roots.
  2. (physiology) The process of giving off water vapour through the skin or mucous membranes.
  3. The passage of gases through fine tubes.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin transpiratio, transpirationem, from transpiro, from Latin trans + spiro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃s.pi.ʁa.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

transpiration f (plural transpirations)

  1. transpiration
  2. sweat (bodily fluid)

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