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Terminology in Botany

Terminology in Botany - P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Papillae: Minute pimplelike or blisterlike structures, usually on the epidermis Parenchyma: Tissue composed of large, thin-walled cells Pectinate: Comblike, with projections like the teeth of a comb,
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Terminology in Botany - O

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ob-. Prefix meaning inversely; for example, obconical, a cone attached at the pointed end; oblanceolate, lance shaped but with the broader end distal to The...
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Terminology in Botany - N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Naked: Lacking scales, bracts, hairs, wool, spines, or other appendages Naturalized: Introduced from another area and becoming established enough to compete with the native vegetation Nectar: Sugar...
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Terminology in Botany - M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Marginal: Along the border Mesotonic: Development of new organs near the middle of existing ones; compare acrotonic Micropyle: Opening into the ovule Midvein: Middle vein of a leaf...
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Terminology in Botany - L

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Lanceolate: Lance shaped, much longer than broad, widened above the base and tapering to the tip Lateral: On the side; along the margin Latex: A secretion, usually...
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Terminology in Botany - K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Keeled: Bearing a ridge on an otherwise smooth surface; a ridge along the outside of a fold....
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Terminology in Botany - J

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Joint: A stem segment; a determinate portion of a stem Juvenile: Immature; not yet fully developed....
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Terminology in Botany - I

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Illegitimate: A name not published in accordance with the rules of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature that is to be rejected, that is, it...
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Terminology in Botany - H

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Habit: Manner of growth; growth form Habitat: Place or locality with certain ecological characteristics where an organism occurs Hilum: Point of attachment of the funiculus to the...
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Terminology in Botany - G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Geophyte: With most of the plant body below ground level, often with a large taproot; compare epiphyte, lithophytes Glabrous: Without hairs or other appendages; smooth and...
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