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acaulescent

[ ak-aw-les-uhnt, ey-kaw- ]
/ ˌæk ɔˈlɛs ənt, ˌeɪ kɔ- /
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adjective Botany.

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-luhs]. /eɪˈkɔ ləs/.

Origin of acaulescent

First recorded in 1850–55; a-6 + caulescent

OTHER WORDS FROM acaulescent

ac·au·les·cence, noun

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Example sentences from the Web for acaulescent

  • 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

having no visible stem or a very short one
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