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veg·e·ta·tion / ˌvejəˈtāshən/ • n. 1. plants considered collectively, esp. those found in a particular area or habitat: the chalk cliffs are mainly sheer with little vegetation. 2. the action or process of vegetating. 3. Med. an abnormal growth on or in the body. DERIVATIVES: veg·e·ta·tion·al / -shənl/ adj.

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vegetation A collection of plants of diverse or the same species. It is classified in many different ways, according to origin, appearance, and functional characteristics. Geographically, much emphasis is given to climax vegetation, which reflects the influence of climate, soils, and humans.

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vegetation (vej-i-tay-shŏn) n. (in pathology) an abnormal outgrowth from a membrane. In ulcerative endocarditis, such outgrowths, consisting of fibrin with enmeshed blood cells, are found on the membrane lining the heart valves.

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