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cauline

[ kaw-lin, -lahyn ]
/ ˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn /
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adjective Botany.
of or relating to a stem, especially pertaining to or arising from the upper part of a stem.
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Origin of cauline

1750–60; <Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for cauline

cauline
/ (ˈkɔːlɪn, -laɪn) /

adjective
relating to or growing from a plant stem

Word Origin for cauline

C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem
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