Amplexicaul Am*plex"i*caul, a. [L. amplexus, p. p. of amplecti to encircle, to embrace + caulis stem: cf. F. amplexicaule.] (Bot.) Clasping or embracing a stem, as the base of some leaves. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • amplexicaul — AMPLEXICÁUL, Ă, amplexicauli, e, adj. (bot.; despre frunze) Care îmbrăţişează tulpina. – Din fr. amplexicaule. Trimis de cata, 21.01.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  amplexicául adj. m., pl. amplexicáuli; f. sg. am …   Dicționar Român

  • amplexicaul — [am pleks′i kôl΄] adj. [< L amplexus, pp. of amplectari, to twine around (< am , for ambi , AMBI + plectere, to braid: see FLAX) + caulis, stem: see HOLE] Bot. clasping or enveloping the stem, as the leaves of corn or teasels …   English World dictionary

  • amplexicaul — /am plek si kawl /, adj. Bot. clasping the stem, as some leaves do at their base. [1750 60; < NL amplexicaulis, equiv. to L amplex(us) embrace (see AMPLEXUS) + i I + caulis stem (see COLE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • amplexicaul — adjective Having lobes (usually auriculate) that completely surround the stem …   Wiktionary

  • amplexicaul — am·plex·i·caul …   English syllables

  • amplexicaul — /æmˈplɛksəkɔl/ (say am pleksuhkawl) adjective clasping the stem, as some leaves do at their base. {New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplexus embracing + caulis stem} …   Australian English dictionary

  • amplexicaul — amˈpleksəˌkȯl adjective Etymology: New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplexus (past participle of amplecti to entwine, embrace) + i + caulis stem, cabbage more at cole of a leaf : sessile with the base or with stipules surrounding the stem… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amplexicaul leaf — noun a leaf with its base clasping the stem • Hypernyms: ↑leaf, ↑leafage, ↑foliage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nepenthes thorelii — A lower pitcher of the lectotype of N. thorelii held at the Paris herbarium Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Nepenthes hispida — An upper pitcher of Nepenthes hispida from Lambir Hills Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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