How to use Turgid in a sentence
Cut plants are allowed to wilt, or become flaccid, before removal from the field, to prevent injury to the turgid leaves.
In addition to its usefulness in maintaining a turgid state of the young cells without which growth cannot proceed, water is itself a plant food-material and as absorbed from the soil contains dissolved in it all the mineral food constituents needed by plants for healthy nutrition.
It is needed for photosynthesis and keeping the cells turgid.
Clement professed to despite rhetoric, but was himself a rhetorician, and his style is turgid, involved and difficult.
The collar-pores are remarkable for their constancy; this is probably owing to the fact that they have become adapted to a special function, the inhalation of water to render the collar turgid during progression.Advertisement
As a writer he was apt to be turgid and prolix, and there was a somewhat un-English element of ostentation in his manner.
Although there is much to recommend this book, some chapters can be rather turgid, and the high price may well dissuade many.
It's a pretty turgid take on the underwhelming soft indie rock genre.
Some fairly turgid prose is often broken up by an acid aside, for which the reader is too often rather thankful.
When I skim-read his somewhat turgid and self-centred biography of his father I thought that the old legal eagle must have been pretty unpleasant.Advertisement
A pure descending melody that could be an English madrigal meets warped chords simultaneously shimmering and turgid.
Unfortunately, this Opinion was so turgid as to be almost incomprehensible and did little to clarify the specific points at issue.
The plants obviously benefitted, becoming very turgid and greener.
It is not a very readable piece, and becomes quite turgid when discussing interpretation.
These boards have become nothing but turgid rubbish, no wonder people left them and others hardly drop in anymore.Advertisement
Look, if I wanted to read a turgid history book, I 'd read a turgid history book.
Unfortunately, what you get instead is a bit of turgid mess.
The first half was pretty turgid stuff from both sides as Swindon struggled to get out of first gear.
There is nothing less read and less used than a long and turgid policy document.
Lush prose becomes turgid, and overworked themes become tired.Advertisement
One side of a stem may be more turgid than the opposite one, and the maximum turgidity, with its consequent growth, may alternate between two opposite sides.
The best critics admitted that his diction was too monotonous, too obviously artificial, and now and then turgid even to absurdity.
In language sometimes turgid, but nearly always of pure and powerful eloquence, he worked at the theme of the emigres, as it developed into that of the counter-revolution; and in his occasional appearances in the tribune, as well as in the project of an address to the French people which he presented to the Assembly on the 27th of December 1791, he shook the heart of France, and, especially by his call to arms on the 18th of January, shaped the policy which culminated in the declaration of war against the king of Bohemia and Hungary on the 10th of April.
This last is an account of the Battle of the Standard (1138), better known than the similar account by Richard of Hexham, but less trustworthy, and in places obscured by a peculiarly turgid rhetoric.
The pain is due to stretching of the nerve fibrils or compression of them by the turgid vessels in the swollen tissues.Advertisement
His style, if occasionally somewhat turgid, was elevated and passionate, and it always bore the impress of that intensity of conviction which is the most powerful instrument a speaker can have to sway the convictions of an audience.
Among the turgid wheats there is a frequent tendency in the spike to branch or become compound - a tendency which is manifested to a less degree in other forms. The Egyptian, or so-called "mummy" wheat is of this character, the lower part of the spike branching out into several subdivisions.
The separation of the glumes, which occurs at the time of fertilization, and which permits the egress of the useless stamens after that operation, occurs only under certain conditions of temperature, when the heat, in fact, is sufficient to cause the lodicules of the flower to become turgid and thus to press apart the glumes.
Thus, De Vilmorin records the presence of turgid wheats among seedlings raised from a common wheat fertilized with the pollen of a hard variety, and spelt wheats among the descendants of a common crossed with a turgid wheat.
Look, if I wanted to read a turgid history book, I'd read a turgid history book, I'd read a turgid history book.Advertisement
Should the young die or be removed during this period, the parents are liable to die, suffering severely from the turgid congestion of the hypertrophied walls of the crop.
At any rate, it is certain that, as a general rule, the hard wheats are almost exclusively cultivated in hot, dry countries, the spelt wheats in mountainous districts and on poor soil, turgid (durum forms) and common wheats in plains or in valleys - the best races of wheat being found on rich alluvial plains and in fertile valleys.
This pressure of the turgid cortex on the central stele is known as root pressure, and is of very considerable amount.
In the erect position of the leaf the lower side has its cells extremely turgid, and the pulvinus thus forms a cushion, holding up the petiole.
In the turgid wheats the glumes have long awns, and the seed is turgid and floury, as in the common wheats.Advertisement