Definition of lignify in US English:



[with object]usually as adjective lignified
  • Make rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.

    • ‘Eventually these new lamellae also become lignified themselves.’
    • ‘Ultrastructurally, parenchymatous cell walls are coalified, whereas microcrystalline pyrite plus coalified material were observed within lignified 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.’