Turgid GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
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swollen or distended with fluid, stuffy, inflated, florid, bloated – pompous and overcomplicated, pretentious, stilted, self-important, magniloquent, affected, grandiose
A plasmolyzed plant cell has gaps between the cell wall and the cell membrane. This occurs when a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution. Water molecules move out of the cell resulting in the loss of turgor pressure. A flaccid plant cell is not swollen or turgid and the cell membrane does not press against the cell wall tightly. This occurs when a plant cell is placed in an isotonic solution. There would be no net movement of water molecules between the cell and the surrounding fluid. A turgid cell is a cell that has turgor pressure. A plant cell that is placed in a hypotonic solution would cause the water to move into the cell by osmosis, resulting in large turgor pressure being exerted against the plant cell wall.
amusing, meek, humble
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