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Botany

Botany (Science: study) The scientific study of plant Life. The branch of biology that studies plants.The study of... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

CAM

Definition noun An acronym for:Crassulacean acid metabolism (botany), an elaborate carbon fixation pathway in plants, such... Read More

Periderm

Definition noun, plural: periderms (botany) An outer covering that replaces the epidermis of certain plants (embryology)... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Lilies

Lily Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium,... Read More

Cotyledon

Definition noun, plural: cotyledons (1) (botany) The primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of a seed plant that either... Read More

Lily

Lily Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium,... Read More

Bark

Definition noun, plural: barks (botany) The outermost covering of stems and roots of woody plants (especially trees), and is... Read More

Aestivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

Algology

Definition noun (botany) The scientific study of algae (medicine) The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study... Read More

Estivation

Definition noun (1) (botany) The arrangement of petals (as well as sepals) within a flower bud that is yet to open. (2)... Read More

Apoplast

Definition noun, plural: apoplasts (botany) The space in between the cells, such as that in the root of a plant, creating a... Read More

Phelloderm

Definition noun, plural: phelloderms (botany) A part of the periderm made up of cells produced inwardly by the cork... Read More

Automixis

Definition noun (botany) Self-fertilization; a mode of fertilization where fertilization takes place on the flower itself,... Read More

Mangrove

Definition noun, plural: mangroves (botany) Any of the trees of the genus Rhizophora (botany) Any of the trees or shrubs... Read More

Manna

Manna 1. The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied... Read More

Utricle

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) The part of the otolith organ found in the inner ear of vertebrates (2) (anatomy) The small... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Gills

Gill a woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. Origin: Icel. Gil. 1. (Science: anatomy) An organ for aquatic... Read More

Microspore

Definition noun, plural: microspores (botany) The smaller spore produced by sporophytes and develop into male... Read More

Male

Male see Mal-. Evil; wicked; bad. Origin: L. Malus. See malice. same as mail, a bag. 1. Of or pertaining to the sex that... Read More

Symplast

Definition noun, plural: symplasts (botany) A system of interconnected protoplasts contained by plasmalemma, and linked by... Read More

Hilum

Definition noun, plural: hila (botany) The scar on a seed or a spore at the site where it was attached to its stalk during... Read More

Areole

Definition noun, plural: areoles (botany) A spot, which may be raised or depressed, on the cactus body where spines, hair,... Read More

Theophrastus

Theophrastus (Science: person) theophrastus was born in Lesbos (island of lesbians) and is often called the father of... Read More

Pneumatophore

Definition noun, plural: pneumatophores (botany) A specialized aerial root, such as in certain mangrove species, that stick... Read More

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More

Integument

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) The outer protective covering of (the body of) an organism, such as cuticle, fur, shell, rind,... Read More

Placenta

Definition noun, plural: placentae or placentas (1) (zoology) The vascular organ formed during gestation of female mammals... Read More

Naked

naked 1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword. 2. Having no means of... Read More

Saffron

saffron 1. (Science: botany) A bulbous iridaceous plant (crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See... Read More

Pedicle

Definition noun, plural: pedicles (1) (botany) The stalk of a flower. (2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or... Read More

Sessile

Definition adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to the state of sessility or the inability to move actively or... Read More

Date

Date 1. To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a... Read More