Phyllotaxy
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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  • phyllotaxy — noun see phyllotaxis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phyllotaxy — phyllotactic /fil euh tak tik/, phyllotactical, phyllotaxic, adj. /fil euh tak see/, n., pl. phyllotaxies. Bot. 1. the arrangement of leaves on a stem or axis. 2. the study of such arrangement. [1855 60; PHYLLOTAX(IS) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • phyllotaxy — noun phyllotaxis …   Wiktionary

  • phyllotaxy — phyl·lo·taxy …   English syllables

  • phyllotaxy — phyl•lo•tax•y [[t]ˈfɪl əˌtæk si[/t]] n. pl. tax•ies 1) bot the arrangement of leaves on a stem or axis 2) bot the study of such arrangement • Etymology: 1855–60 phyl lo•tac′tic ˈtæk tɪk phyl lo•tax′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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  • Quincuncial phyllotaxy — Quincuncial Quin*cun cial, [L. quincuncialis, from quincunx. See {Quincunx}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the form of a quincunx. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla so imbricated that two are exterior, two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phyllotaxis — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plant evolutionary developmental biology — For a more ecological discussion on the evolution of plant morphology, refer to Evolutionary history of plants Evolutionary developmental biology (evo devo) refers to the study of developmental programs and patterns from an evolutionary… …   Wikipedia

  • Histoire évolutive des végétaux — Diversité des plantes modernes. Les végétaux ont évolué en atteignant des niveaux croissants de complexité, depuis les premières algues, en passant par les bryophytes, les lycopodes et les fougères, jusqu aux complexes gymnospermes et angios …   Wikipédia en Français

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