Definition of Cymose

1. Adjective. Having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Determinate



Definition of Cymose

1. a. Having the nature of a cyme, or derived from a cyme; bearing, or pertaining to, a cyme or cymes.

Definition of Cymose

1. Adjective. (botany) having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side. ¹

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Definition of Cymose

1. resembling a cyme [adj] : CYMOSELY [adv] - See also: cyme

Medical Definition of Cymose

1. Bearing a cyme or group of cymes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cymose

cymling
cymlings
cymlins
cymogene
cymogenes
cymograph
cymographs
cymoid
cymol
cymolite
cymols
cymophane
cymophanes
cymophanous
cymoscope
cymose (current term)
cymosely
cymotrichous
cymotrichy
cymous
cymrite
cymrites
cymule
cymules
cymæ
cymæ inversæ
cymæ rectæ
cymæ reversæ
cynanche
cynanches

Literary usage of Cymose

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1. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1905)
"IT has already been shown that the fundamental character of the cymose inflorescence is the sympodial branching. This may result in the production of forms ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... bearing several or numerous loosely cymose ... cymose and radiate heads: involucre ... cymose, small, about 4 lines high : involucre ..."

3. Forest flora of British Burma by Sulpice Kurz (1877)
"... flowers cymose or cymose-panicled ; Corolla-tube elongate, naked at the throat; ... erect shrubs, with axillary, clustered or cymose flowers ..."

4. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"Varieties of Determinate or cymose Inflorescence. The plan of this type has been sufficiently explained. (270.) Its simplest condition is that of a solitary ..."

5. Descriptive Botany by Eliza Ann Youmans (1885)
"cymose, or Definite Inflorescence. It often requires much skill and patience to determine whether a particular panicle, corymb, raceme, or head, ..."

6. Descriptive Botany: A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with by Eliza Ann Youmans (1885)
"410 represents the cymose inflorescence of an opposite-leaved plant. The main or primary stem termi- ..."

7. Second Book of Botany: A Practical Guide to the Observation and Study of Plants by Eliza Ann Youmans (1874)
"cymose, or Definite Inflorescence. In the " First Book " nothing was said about the varieties of definite, or cymose inflorescence, because it often ..."

8. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"... (i) racemose or indefinite, and (2) cymose or definite inflorescences, in accordance with the principles of branching described on pp. 40 and 41. ..."

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