Meaning of defoliation in English:


Pronunciation /diːˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

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‘While vigorous vines may be able to recover from a single defoliation, repeated defoliation can weaken the vine to the point of death.’
  • ‘Unlike Japanese larch and white pine, defoliated bear oak seedlings showed very little response to partial defoliation.’
  • ‘The effects of defoliation depend in part on the timing of defoliation.’
  • ‘We evaluated the costs of leaf height and defoliation in this plant by conducting a replicated field experiment in a forested landscape.’
  • ‘Slug injury to corn may occur before emergence due to feeding activity on the seeds in the furrow or to severe defoliation soon after emergence.’