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cespitose

or caes·pi·tose

[ses-pi-tohs]
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adjective Botany.
  1. forming mats; growing in dense tufts.

Origin of cespitose

1785–95; < New Latin cespitōsus, equivalent to Latin cēspit- (stem of cēspes, variant of caespes turf) + -ōsus -ose1
Related formsces·pi·tose·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cespitose

Historical Examples

  • The stem is subequal, cespitose, reticulate to the base, pulverulent below.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Cspitose, or Cespitose, growing in turf-like patches or tufts.

  • Sporangia densely crowded or cespitose, sub-sessile or short stipitate, clavate, 1–1.5 mm.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • I have never seen it cespitose, never more than two specimens growing near each other.


British Dictionary definitions for cespitose

cespitose

adjective
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
Derived Formscespitosely, adverb
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