Definition of Ligneous

1. Adjective. Consisting of or containing lignin or xylem. "Ligneous (or woody) tissue"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Woody
Derivative terms: Lignin



Definition of Ligneous

1. a. Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody.

Definition of Ligneous

1. Adjective. Of, or resembling wood; woody. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Containing lignin or xylem. ¹

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Definition of Ligneous

1. of or resembling wood [adj]

Medical Definition of Ligneous

1. Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody. "It should be tried with shoots of vines and roots of red roses; for it may be they, being of a moreligneous nature, will incorporate with the tree itself." (Bacon) Ligneous marble, wood coated or prepared so as to resemble marble. Origin: L. Ligneus, fr. Lignum wood. Cf. Lignous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligneous

lighty
lightyear
lightyears
lign-
lign-aloes
lignage
lignages
lignaloes
lignan
lignane
lignanes
lignans
ligne
lignel
lignels
ligneous (current term)
ligneous plant
ligneous struma
ligneous thyroiditis
lignes
lignicide
lignicolous
ligniferous
lignification
lignifications
lignified
lignifies
ligniform
lignify

Literary usage of Ligneous

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1. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1874)
"I wished to assure myself whether, in this relative conductibility, the ligneous matter of the substance itself conducted, or whether the conduction was not ..."

2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"App. I. Half-hardy ligneous Species of ... It is supposed to be a native of New Holland. CHAP. XXV. OP THE HALF-HARDY ligneous PLANTS OF THE ORDER l. ..."

3. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"THE ligneous SYSTEM 685. INCLUDES the firm structures of roots, stems, and their appendages, summarily called the wood. 686. STRUCTURE. ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal, William Nicholson (1800)
"The ligneous part is fo far from being ... Concerning the ligneous Texture. Beneath the bark there is a, ..."

5. Timber: A Comprehensive Study of Wood in All Its Aspects, Commercial and by Paul Charpentier, Joseph Kennell, tr (1902)
"The cortical and ligneous fibres differ from one another by the following ... ligneous fibres, whose constitution approaches greatly that of the medullary ..."

6. The Chemistry of Vegetable & Animal Physiology by Gerrit Jan Mulder (1849)
"... less as purely scientific facts, than for the purpose of pointing out the impropriety of calling the whole substance of the ligneous cells woody matter, ..."

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