The inertia assumed

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What does the bold part mean?



The inertia assumed by some plants in conditions unfavourable to growth
 

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What's the rest of the sentence? As it stands, it's incomplete. Always give us full sentences to consider.
 

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Dictionary definitions are usually incomplete sentences. The one you posted is something like "rigor: a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock". You could make this a proper sentence by replacing the colon with a verb, adding quotation marks, and adding a period ("full stop" in British English) at the end: "Rigor" means a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock.
 

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In future, please post the entire dictionary entry (and a link, if possible) so that we know that's the context in which you saw it.
 
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