Meaning of rhexigenous in English:

rhexigenous

adjective

Botany
  • Of an intercellular space in plant tissue: formed by the spontaneous mechanical rupture of cells. Compare "lysigenous", "schizogenous".

Pronunciation

rhexigenous

/rɛkˈsɪdʒɪnəs/ /rɛkˈsɪdʒ(ə)nəs/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From German rhexigen (A. de BaryVergleichende Anat. der Vegetationsorgane der Phanerogamen u. Farnei. vii. 209; from ancient Greek ῥῆξις action or fact of breaking + German -gen see -genous) + -ous.