Definition of Serotinous

1. a. Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.



Definition of Serotinous

1. Adjective. (context: of conifer cones) Requiring the heat of a wildfire to open, in order to disperse its seed. ¹

2. Adjective. Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serotinous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Serotinous

1. Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species. Origin: L. Serotinus, fr. Serus late. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serotinous

serosities
serositis
serosity
serostatus
serosurvey
serosurveys
serosynovial
serosynovitis
serotaxis
serotherapy
serotina
serotinal
serotine
serotines
serotinies
serotinous (current term)
serotiny
serotonergic
serotonergic system
serotonin
serotonin-binding protein kinase
serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor
serotonin agents
serotonin agonists
serotonin antagonists
serotonin uptake inhibitors
serotoninergic
serotonins
serotype
serotyped

Literary usage of Serotinous

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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1910)
"As has been observed for Pinus attenuata by John Muir and others, this serotinous character may be a potent factor in producing the aggressive restocking of ..."

2. Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis by Academy of Science of St. Louis (1886)
"peculiarity of some species to retain their seeds in temporarily or permanently closed cones, when they are called serotinous. Such are southern forms of P. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"In the June number, G. Engelman notices the vitality of the seeds of serotinous cones, and EL Greene publishes notes on certain ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Either a casual or a most serotinous reading of the article will lead to that conclusion, and to none other. It was not only argumentative, but almost of ..."

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