Shoots that are given out from dormant buds when stem or branch has been destroyed.
- A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

I know that Lady Janet has deferred the explanation which I had promised to give her, and I know no more.
- The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
" I thought to make my first parade through Paris with you this morning; but it must be deferred in favor of your work.
- The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
Before the then next Presidential election, the law case came to and was argued in the Supreme Court of the United States; but the decision of it was deferred until after the election.
- The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne