Veg`e*ta"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. v'eg'etation, L. vegetatio an enlivening. See Vegetable.]


The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.


The sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general; as, luxuriant vegetation.

3. Med.

An exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the heart.

Vegetation of salts Old Chem., a crystalline growth of an arborescent form.


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