leaf primordium

noun Botany.

a group of cells that will develop into a leaf, seen as small bulges just below the shoot apex.

Nearby words

  1. leaf mold,
  2. leaf monkey,
  3. leaf mould,
  4. leaf mustard,
  5. leaf peeper,
  6. leaf roll,
  7. leaf roller,
  8. leaf rust,
  9. leaf scald,
  10. leaf scar

Also called leaf buttress.

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