pleiotaxy

or plei·o·tax·is

[ plahy-uh-tak-see ]
/ ˈplaɪ əˌtæk si /

noun Botany.

an increase in the normal number of parts.

Nearby words

  1. pleiades,
  2. plein air,
  3. plein-air,
  4. pleio-,
  5. pleiocene,
  6. pleiotropic gene,
  7. pleiotropism,
  8. pleiotropy,
  9. pleistocene,
  10. plekhanov

Origin of pleiotaxy

First recorded in 1885–90; pleio- + -taxy

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