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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective suberized
Impregnate (the wall of a plant cell) with suberin:‘suberized cell walls’
- ‘In its functional role as a relative, not absolute, diffusion barrier for small solutes, the pine nexine resembles suberized and/or cutinized cell walls and Casparian strips.’
- ‘As phellem cells develop, they become suberized and then die, forming a protective layer.’
- ‘The surface of the calli and the cut edge of the bark were suberized.’
- ‘This idea is supported by experiments that showed dye permeation through suberized walls of epidermal cells.’
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