Define Turgor Pressure

The pressure that is exerted on the cell wall due turgidity is called Turgor pressure (T.P.).


Plant cells are very much like your own cells, except they are surrounded by a cell wall. This cell wall is part of what gives plants such a rigid and sturdy structure. Plant cells need a certain amount of pressure to make sure that the cell wall stays rigid, pressure from fluid within the cell pushing against the cell wall is called turgor pressure.