- The process of growth in plants.
- A condition of sluggishness, comparable with the inactivity of plant life.
- A growth or excrescence of any sort.
- Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.
[Mod. L. vegetatio, growth]
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