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.

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anchorite
Also called lateral bud.
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Scientific definitions for axillary bud

axillary bud
[ ăksə-lĕr′ē ]

See under bud.
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