acaulescent
adjective Etymology: a- + Latin caulis stem — more at hole Date: 1854 having no stem or appearing to have none

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  • Acaulescent — Ac au*les cent, a. [Pref. a not + caulescent.] (Bot.) Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acaulescent — [ā kô′ləsā΄kô les′ nt] adj. [ A 2 + CAULESCENT] Bot. having no stem or only a very short stem: also acaulous [ā kô′ləs] acaulescence n …   English World dictionary

  • acaulescent — acaulescence, n. /ak aw les euhnt, ay kaw /, adj. Bot. not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem. Also, acauline /ay kaw lin, luyn/, acaulose /ay kaw lohs/, acaulous /ay kaw leuhs/. [1850 55; A 6 + CAULESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • acaulescent — adjective Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground. Syn: acaulous, acauline …   Wiktionary

  • acaulescent — adj. having a short stem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acaulescent —   Without any evident trunk or stem. See also hypogeous.   Cf. caulescent, epigeous.   * IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group, P.O. Box 971063, Miami, FL 33197 1063, USA; jody@cycadconservation.org …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • acaulescent — acau·les·cent …   English syllables

  • acaulescent — ac•au•les•cent [[t]ˌæk ɔˈlɛs ənt, ˌeɪ kɔ [/t]] adj. bot (of a plant) lacking a visible stem • Etymology: 1850–55 ac au•les′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • acaulescent — /eɪkɔˈlɛsənt/ (say aykaw lesuhnt) adjective not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem. Also, acauline /eɪˈkɔlaɪn/ (say ay kawluyn), acaulose /eɪˈkɔloʊs/ (say ay kawlohs), acaulous /eɪˈkɔləs/ (say ay kawluhs) …   Australian English dictionary

  • acaulescent —   a. lacking a stem …   Dictionary of difficult words

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