axillary bud

noun Botany.

a bud that is borne at the axil of a leaf and is capable of developing into a branch shoot or flower cluster.

Nearby words

  1. axilla,
  2. axillae,
  3. axillar,
  4. axillary,
  5. axillary artery,
  6. axillary cataract,
  7. axillary cavity,
  8. axillary fossa,
  9. axillary gland,
  10. axillary nerve

Also called lateral bud. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for axillary bud

axillary bud


See under bud.
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