Acrospire
Acrospire Ac"ro*spire, v. i. To put forth the first sprout. [1913 Webster]

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  • Acrospire — Ac ro*spire, n. [Gr. ? + ? anything twisted.] (Bot.) The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate; the plumule in germination; so called from its spiral form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrospire — [ak′rō spīr΄] n. [altered as if < ACRO + SPIRE1 < Eng dial. akerspire < OE æhher (Northumbrian dial.), ēar, EAR2 + spīr, SPIRE2] Bot. the spiral primary bud of germinating grain …   English World dictionary

  • acrospire — užuomazga statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Po žydėjimo pradėjusi didėti mezginė. atitikmenys: angl. acrospire; germ rus. завязка; зародыш; зачаток …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • acrospire — /ak reuh spuyeur /, n. Bot. the first sprout appearing in the germination of grain; the developed plumule of the seed. [1610 20; ACRO + SPIRE1; r. akerspire, equiv. to aker (OE aechir ear of grain) + spire] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrospire — 1. noun The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate. 2. verb To put forth the first sprout …   Wiktionary

  • acrospire — n. Shoot, sprout, plumule …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acrospire — ac·ro·spire …   English syllables

  • acrospire — ac•ro•spire [[t]ˈæk rəˌspaɪər[/t]] n. bot the first sprout appearing in the germination of seed • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • acrospire — /ˈækrəspaɪə/ (say akruhspuyuh) noun Botany the first sprout appearing in the germination of grain; the developed plumule of the seed. {acro + spire1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrospire —   n. the first real shoot developing in a germinating grain seed …   Dictionary of difficult words

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