Definition of Vegetative

1. Adjective. Of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous. "A dull vegetative lifestyle"

Exact synonyms: Vegetive
Derivative terms: Vegetate, Vegetate
Partainyms: Vegetation, Vegetation

2. Adjective. Composed of vegetation or plants. "The decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
Exact synonyms: Vegetal, Vegetational
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetate, Vegetate, Vegetate

3. Adjective. Relating to involuntary bodily functions. "Vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"
Category relationships: Physiology
Similar to: Involuntary

4. Adjective. (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes.
Exact synonyms: Vegetal
Similar to: Asexual, Nonsexual
Derivative terms: Vegetate

Definition of Vegetative

1. a. Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating.

2. a. Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating.

Definition of Vegetative

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to plants; especially to their growth. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Of, or relating to functions such as growth, nutrition and asexual reproduction rather than sexual reproduction. ¹

3. Adjective. Physically inactive. ¹

4. Adjective. (medicine) Of a state of impaired brain function, where a person can respond to some stimuli but is incapable of voluntary acts. ¹

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Definition of Vegetative

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Vegetative

1. 1. Concerned with growth and with nutrition. 2. Functioning involuntarily or unconsciously, as the vegetative nervous system. 3. Resting, denoting the portion of a cell cycle during which the cell is not involved in replication. 4. Of, pertaining to or characteristic of plants. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vegetative

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vegetarian burgers
vegetarian hamburger
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vegetation unit
vegetative bacteriophage
vegetative cell
vegetative cells
vegetative endocarditis
vegetative fish cover
vegetative life
vegetative nervous system
vegetative pole
vegetative propagation
vegetative reproduction
vegetative stage

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