Acrospire

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 Acrospire — Ac ro*spire, v. i. To put forth the first sprout. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 acrospire — užuomazga statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Po žydėjimo pradėjusi didėti mezginė. atitikmenys: angl. acrospire; germ rus. завязка; зародыш; зачаток …

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  • 5 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] * * * …

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

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  • 7 acrospire — n. Shoot, sprout, plumule …

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  • 8 acrospire — ac·ro·spire …

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

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

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  • 11 acrospire —   n. the first real shoot developing in a germinating grain seed …

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  • 12 acrospire — ˌspī(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: alteration (influenced by acr ) of earlier akerspire, acherspire, from English dialect aker, acher ear of grain (from Old English æhher, æcher, ēar) + spire (sprout, blade of grass) more at …

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  • 13 Posterity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Posterity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 posterity posterity progeny breed issue offspring brood litter seed farrow spawn spat Sgm: N 1 family family grandchil …

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  • 14 Malt — This article is about germinated cereal grains. For MALT, see Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue. A handful of malted barley Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as malting . The grains are made to germinate by… …

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  • 15 Mashing — Interior view of a mash tun in a Scotch whisky distillery, showing the stirring mechanism. In brewing and distilling, mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain (typically malted barley with supplementary grains such as corn,… …

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  • 16 Aleurone — (from Greek aleuron , flour) is a protein found in protein granules of maturing seeds and tubers. The term is also used for the outermost cell layer of the seed coat, the aleurone layer.Aleurone proteinAleurones can have two different… …

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  • 17 spear — spear1 spearer, n. /spear/, n. 1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached. 2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an …

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  • 18 spire — spire1 spireless, adj. /spuyeur/, n., v., spired, spiring. n. 1. a tall, acutely pointed pyramidal roof or rooflike construction upon a tower, roof, etc. 2. a similar construction forming the upper part of a steeple. See illus. under steeple. 3.… …

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  • 20 acro- — ♦ Élément, du gr. akros « qui est à l extrémité ». ⇒ACRO , élément préf. Élément préf. d orig. gr. entrant dans la compos. de termes sc. (en partic. de biol.) et marquant une relation avec les extrémités (les mains, les pieds, le sommet de la… …

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