inflorescence
noun Etymology: New Latin inflorescentia, from Late Latin inflorescent-, inflorescens, present participle of inflorescere to begin to bloom, from Latin in- + florescere to begin to bloom — more at florescence Date: 1760 1. a. the mode of development and arrangement of flowers on an axis b. a floral axis with its appendages; also a flower cluster 2. the budding and unfolding of blossoms ; flowering

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  • Inflorescence — of Anthurium scherzerianum. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. Strictly, it is the part of the shoot of seed plants where flowers are… …   Wikipedia

  • inflorescence — [ ɛ̃flɔresɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1789; du lat. inflorescere « se couvrir de fleurs » ♦ Bot. Mode de groupement des fleurs sur la tige d une plante. Inflorescence axillaire, terminale. ⇒ sommité. Modes d inflorescence. ⇒ capitule, 2. chaton, corymbe, cyme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inflorescence — In flo*res cence, n. [L. inflorescens, p. pr. of inflorescere to begin to blossom; pref. in in + florescere to begin to blossom: cf. F. inflorescence. See {Florescent}.] 1. A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflorescence — (n.) 1760, from Mod.L. inflorescentia, from L.L. inflorescentem (nom. inflorescens) flowering, prp. of L. inflorescere to come to flower, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + florescere to begin to bloom (see FLOURISH (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • inflorescence — ► NOUN Botany 1) the complete flower head of a plant, including stems, stalks, bracts, and flowers. 2) the process of flowering. ORIGIN from Latin inflorescere come into flower …   English terms dictionary

  • inflorescence — [in΄flō res′əns, in΄flôres′əns; in΄fləres′əns] n. [ModL inflorescentia < LL inflorescens, prp. of inflorescere, to begin to blossom: see IN 1 & FLORESCENCE] Bot. 1. the producing of blossoms; flowering 2. the arrangement of flowers on a stem… …   English World dictionary

  • Inflorescence — L inflorescence est la disposition des fleurs sur la tige d’une plante à fleur. Cette disposition, dont le motif s apparente à une fractale, est souvent caractéristique d’une famille, par exemple le spadice des Aracées, et lui a parfois donné son …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inflorescence — inflorescent, adj. /in flaw res euhns, floh , fleuh /, n. 1. a flowering or blossoming. 2. Bot. a. the arrangement of flowers on the axis. b. the flowering part of a plant. c. a flower cluster. d. flowers collectively. [1750 60; < NL… …   Universalium

  • inflorescence — (in flo rè ssan s ) s. f. Terme de botanique. Disposition particulière des fleurs d une plante, sur les rameaux et pédoncules.    Inflorescence centrifuge, définie ou terminée, celle dans laquelle l épanouissement des fleurs commence par le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inflorescence — žiedynas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Žiedų rinkinys, sutelktas specialiame ūglyje arba jų komplekse, neturinčiame tikrųjų lapų. atitikmenys: angl. inflorescence rus. соцветие …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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