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acaulescent

[ak-aw-les-uh nt, ey-kaw-] /ˌæk ɔˈlɛs ənt, ˌeɪ kɔ-/
adjective, Botany.
1.
not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem.
Also, acauline
[ey-kaw-lin, -lahyn] /eɪˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn/ (Show IPA),
acaulose
[ey-kaw-lohs] /eɪˈkɔ loʊs/ (Show IPA),
acaulous
[ey-kaw-luh s] /eɪˈkɔ ləs/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of acaulescent
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; a-6 + caulescent
Related forms
acaulescence, noun
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Historical Examples
  • acaulescent (acaulis), apparently stemless; the proper stem, bearing the leaves and flowers, being very short or subterranean.

British Dictionary definitions for acaulescent

acaulescent

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