Phyllotaxy Phyl"lo*tax`y, Phyllotaxis Phyl"lo*tax`is, n. [Phyllo- + Gr. ta`xis order.] (Bot.) The order or arrangement of leaves on the stem; the science of the relative position of leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • phyllotaxis — [fil΄ətak΄sēfil΄ə tak′sis] n. [ModL phyllotaxis: see PHYLLO & TAXIS] Bot. 1. the arrangement of leaves on a stem 2. the study or principles of such arrangement: Also phyllotaxy [fil΄ətak΄sē] phyllotactic [fil΄ətak′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Phyllotáxis — (griech.), soviel wie Blattstellung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phyllotáxis — (grch.), die Blattstellung (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phyllotaxis — Crisscrossing spirals found in nature In botany, phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy is the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem (from Ancient Greek phýllon leaf and táxis arrangement ).[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Phyllotaxis — Die Blätter der Sonnenblume sind wechselständig angeordnet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phyllotaxis — also phyllotaxy noun Etymology: New Latin phyllotaxis, from phyll + taxis Date: 1857 1. the arrangement of leaves on a stem and in relation to one another 2. the study of phyllotaxis and of the laws that govern it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phyllotaxis — noun /fɪləˈtæksɪs/ The arrangement of leaves on a stem, or the mathematical principles governing such arrangement. Yet his Lordship would find this rate of proportion likewise in all plants, in the disposition of their leaves, for which ordering… …   Wiktionary

  • phyllotaxis — /fil euh tak sis/, n., pl. phyllotaxes / tak seez/. Bot. phyllotaxy. [1870 75; PHYLLO + TAXIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phyllotaxis — Phyl|lo|tạ|xis 〈f.; , tạ|xen; Bot.〉 Stellung der Blätter von Pflanzen [<grch. phyllon „Blatt“ + taxis „Anordnung“] * * * Phyl|lo|tạ|xis, die; , …xen [zu griech. táxis = Ordnung] (Bot.): Blattstellung. * * * Phyl|lo|tạ|xis, die; , ...xen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Phyllotaxis — Phyl|lo|tạ|xis 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: tạ|xen; Bot.〉 Stellung der Blätter von Pflanzen …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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