One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as adjective lignified
Make rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.
- ‘For example, microcrystalline pyrite is ubiquitous on the inner surface of cell walls, within lignified cell walls and in the middle lamella.’
- ‘In the tertiary state of development endodermal cells deposit lignified cell wall material onto the suberin lamella.’
- ‘The secondary parenchyma produced by the successive cambia is not lignified and serves as a starch storage tissue.’
- ‘Ultrastructurally, parenchymatous cell walls are coalified, whereas microcrystalline pyrite plus coalified material were observed within lignified cell walls.’
- ‘Eventually these new lamellae also become lignified themselves.’
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