Definition of Auxesis

1. Noun. Growth from increase in cell size without cell division.

Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Auxetic



Definition of Auxesis

1. n. A figure by which a grave and magnificent word is put for the proper word; amplification; hyperbole.

Definition of Auxesis

1. Noun. (rhetoric) Extreme hyperbole. ¹

2. Noun. (rhetoric) Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force. ¹

3. Noun. (rhetoric) Amplification in any form. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) The growth of an organism without cell division ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Auxesis

1. an increase in cell size without cell division [n AUXESES]

Medical Definition of Auxesis

1. Growth by increase in cell size rather than by increasing cell numbers. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auxesis

autumntime
autumny
autunite
autunites
aux
auxano-
auxanogram
auxanograms
auxanographic
auxanographic method
auxanography
auxanology
auxanometer
auxanometers
auxeses
auxesis (current term)
auxetic
auxetic growth
auxetics
auxetophone
auxetophones
auxiliar
auxiliaries
auxiliarily
auxiliarly
auxiliars
auxiliary
auxiliary-verb
auxiliary abutment
auxiliary airfield

Literary usage of Auxesis

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1. A Laboratory Course in Plant Physiology by William Francis Ganong (1908)
"(a) auxesis. Turning to enlargement, or auxesis, and seeking a basis for its exact study, it becomes evident that, as the higher plant is built up by the ..."

2. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1896)
"... choc say, this ratio and this angle are the auxesis and the ... can from the first figure obtain a third conformable figure by means of an auxesis and a ..."

3. GTropología: a key to open Scripture metaphors [by B. Keach and T. Delaune by Benjamin Keach (1858)
"Examples of this auxesis or amplification are partly rhetorical, partly logical. ... This is a great auxesis, for he names the acceptation of ..."

4. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1908)
"auxesis, it seems, comes in when the business, or the point at issue, admits at its various ... For, says he, there are ten thousand kinds of auxesis. ..."

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