Inflorescence

Definition of Inflorescence

In`flo`res´cence
n.1.A flowering; the putting forth and unfolding of blossoms.
2.(Bot.) The mode of flowering, or the general arrangement and disposition of the flowers with reference to the axis, and to each other.
Inflorescence affords an excellent characteristic mark in distinguishing the species of plants.
- Milne.
Centrifugal inflorescence
determinate inflorescence.
Centripetal inflorescence
indeterminate inflorescence. See under Determinate, and Indeterminate.

Related Words

anthesis, blossoming, development, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny
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