Prefloration
Prefloration \Pre`flo*ra"tion\, n. [Pref. pre- + L. flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) [AE]stivation. [1913 Webster]

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  • prefloration — /prē flō rāˈshən, flö or flə / (botany) noun The manner in which the petals and sepals are folded in the flower bud, aestivation ORIGIN: ↑pre (1), and L flōs, flōris flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • prefloration — noun The arrangement (vernation) of floral parts in a bud …   Wiktionary

  • AEstivation — [AE]s ti*va tion, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; opposed to {hibernation}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estivation — AEstivation [AE]s ti*va tion, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; opposed to {hibernation}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praefloration — Pr[ae] flo*ra tion, n. Same as {Prefloration}. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vernation — noun a) The appearance of new leaves. b) The arrangement of multiple organs (such as leaves and flower parts) within a bud. See Also: prefloration, prefoliation, ptyxis …   Wiktionary

  • aestivation — noun /ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən/ a) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation. b) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration …   Wiktionary

  • προάνθηση — η / προάνθησις, ήσεως, ΝΑ ο πρώτος ανθός, το πρώτο άνθισμα νεοελλ. βοτ. η διάταξη τών τμημάτων τού περιανθίου στον ανώριμο ανθικό οφθαλμό, στο μπουμπούκι. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. < προανθῶ. Η λ. ως επιστημον. όρος της Νέας Ελληνικής αποτελεί απόδοση ξεν.… …   Dictionary of Greek

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