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Hcs.ohio state Master Gardener Glossary
Category: Animals and Nature > Gardening
Date & country: 10/09/2007, USA
Words: 224


Symptom
evidence of disease or damage.

Synthetic
substances produced by chemical or biochemical means.

Temperate
moderate; the zones between the tropics and the polar regions of the earth.

Tepee
a tripod of stakes used to support climbing plants.

Thorax
the middle of the three major divisions of the arthropod body.

Toxicity
intensity of a poison.

Transpiration
the loss of water from plant tissues in the form of vapor.

Transplanting
digging up a growing plant from one location to plant it in another location.

Trellis
a frame of latticework used as a support for climbing plants.

Tropical
regions of the earth lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn extending around the equator where the temperature and humidity are high.

Understock
the part of a plant to which a graft is attached.

Variegated
plant parts having different pigments resulting in more than one distinct color or shade on the foliage.

Variety
a subdivision of a species; occurs through natural hybridization.

Vascular system
the tissue in a plant that moves fluids through the plant.

Vector
an organism that transmits a disease-causing pathogen.

Vegetative
plant parts and processes concerning growth and nutrition and not reproduction.

Venation
the pattern of veins.

Viable
capable of growing or developing.

Virus
a group of submicroscopic infective agents that are considered nonliving complex molecules.

Warm-season crops
crops that are harmed by frost and do not grow well until the temperatures are in the 70s.

Whip
a very young tree that still has a flexible trunk.

Wide-row planting
growing the smaller vegetable crops in a space up to 3 feet across to better utilize space while reducing weeding.

Wilting point
the amount of water in a soil when a plant cannot obtain enough water to remain turgid.

Xylem
the part of the vascular system that moves water and minerals through the plant.