[ UK /ˈɛtɪˌɒle‍ɪtɪd/ ]
  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
    etiolated celery
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How To Use etiolated In A Sentence

  • Measurements of starch and sucrose contents were also performed on leaves from plants etiolated for 2 days in order to investigate whether the starch in the CMS plants could be metabolized.
  • The wedding planner in me was relieved, but the Jackson in me felt, for the first time, a little sad about the etiolated state of the Jackson family horticulture. Shaking the Family Tree
  • Later on, the margins of his maths books teemed with the etiolated figures that he still sketches now. Times, Sunday Times
  • He is no longer just the arch mannerist, the etiolated epigone of Michelangelo, perverse and stylised in equal measure. Bronzino's Medici portraits – review
  • Abdomen: the basal petiolated segment ferruginous, with its apical half black above; the apical segment with an angular shape at its base, which is smooth and shining, with its lateral margins carinate, the extreme apex ferruginous; beneath smooth and shining, with the apical margins rufo-piceous. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • It is found in leaves, etiolated tissues, seeds, roots, fruits, and tubers in the chloroplast as well as in the cytosol.
  • If a wind blew, the etiolated canvases would bend. Times, Sunday Times
  • If you want some quiet R & R — I know, I know, we are shopping, not on a retreat, but bear with me — the lavendar, orchid-strewn, light-flooded, minimalist "arena" where shoes from the likes of Balenciaga (stunning raspberry etiolated "Countess" pumps, £ 325) keep company with Jil Sander's lace-up gray brogue's (£ 410) — perfect for baggy or slouchy pants — offers what you might term a "moment" for retail reflection. Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat
  • These plants continued to grow without light and developed new etiolated leaves.
  • The music is occluded, disorientating, its harmonies as bitter and etiolated as the text. Times, Sunday Times
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