Definition of Assimilatory

1. Adjective. Capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution. "An assimilative substance"

Exact synonyms: Assimilating, Assimilative
Similar to: Absorbent, Absorptive
Derivative terms: Assimilate, Assimilate

Definition of Assimilatory

1. a. Tending to assimilate, or produce assimilation; as, assimilatory organs.

Definition of Assimilatory

1. Adjective. That tends to assimilate, or to produce assimilation ¹

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Definition of Assimilatory

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Literary usage of Assimilatory

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1. The Physiology of Plants: A Treatise Upon the Metabolism and Sources of by Wilhelm Pfeffer (1900)
"The assimilatory products are usually transferred by intermediate cells to the neighbouring vascular bundles, and travel in the phloem, as well as in the ..."

2. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"The question of the existence of assimilatory excitations. Dissimilatory excitations. Excitations of the partial components of functional metabolism. ..."

3. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"In aerial stems and foliage-leaves, the more external, at least, of these cells frequently take part in the assimilatory processes of the plant; ..."

4. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"Different types may be distinguished according as the assimilatory system is developed from the wall of the capsule itself, or partly here and partly in the ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1899)
"Up to the present we have been regarding the efficiency of the assimilatory mechanism of a plant in reference to the total energy of all grades which falls ..."

6. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"Under the same external conditions, the assimilatory activity of different ... As examples of medium assimilatory activity, the leaves of the Sunflower and ..."

7. The Internal Secretory Organs: Their Physiology and Pathology by Artur Biedl (1913)
"The assumption is that, by means of a chemical agent, a secondary increased assimilatory growth takes place in organs which are not affected by the ..."

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