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Inflorescence   Listen
noun
Inflorescence  n.  
1.
A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms.
2.
(Bot.)
(a)
The mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other.
(b)
An axis on which all the buds are flower buds. "Inflorescence affords an excellent characteristic mark in distinguishing the species of plants."
Centrifugal inflorescence, determinate inflorescence.
Centripetal inflorescence, indeterminate inflorescence. See under Determinate, and Indeterminate.






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"Inflorescence" Quotes from Famous Books



... something unhygienic, unnatural, not to say a little monstrous, in school associations with boys when she must suppress and conceal her feelings and instinctive promptings at those times which suggest withdrawing, to let nature do its beautiful work of inflorescence. It is a sacred time of reverent exemption from the hard struggle of existence in the world and from mental effort in the school. Medical specialists, many of the best of whom now insist that through this period she should be, as it were, "turned out to grass," or should lie fallow, ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall

... bark is one month before the period of inflorescence, when it is rich in sap. The flowers are best gathered when about half expanded. The fruit is gathered green or ripe according to the active principle sought. The seeds should always ...
— The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines • T. H. Pardo de Tavera



Words linked to "Inflorescence" :   ament, flowering, maturation, efflorescence, anthesis, cyme, florescence, growth, ontogeny, catkin, spike, bract, bloom, flower head, blossoming, blossom, flower, growing



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