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acaulescent

[ak-aw-les-uh nt, ey-kaw-]
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adjective Botany.
  1. not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem.
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Also a·cau·line [ey-kaw-lin, -lahyn] /eɪˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn/, a·cau·lose [ey-kaw-lohs] /eɪˈkɔ loʊs/, a·cau·lous [ey-kaw-luh s] /eɪˈkɔ ləs/.

Origin of acaulescent

First recorded in 1850–55; a-6 + caulescent
Related formsac·au·les·cence, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Acaulescent (acaulis), apparently stemless; the proper stem, bearing the leaves and flowers, being very short or subterranean.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for acaulescent

acaulescent

adjective
  1. having no visible stem or a very short one
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