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racemose

[ ras-uh-mohs ]

adjective

  1. Botany.
    1. having the form of a raceme.
    2. arranged in racemes.
  2. Anatomy. (of a gland) resembling a bunch of grapes; having branching ducts that end in acini.


racemose

/ ˈræsɪˌməʊs; -ˌməʊz /

adjective

  1. being or resembling a raceme


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Derived Forms

  • ˈraceˌmosely, adverb
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Other Words From

  • race·mosely adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of racemose1

First recorded in 1690–1700, racemose is from the Latin word racēmōsus full of clusters, clustering. See raceme, -ose 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of racemose1

C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering
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Example Sentences

Flowers axillary, racemose, with a scale at the base of the peduncle, some hermaphrodite and others lacking pistils.

Flowers yellowish-white, terminal in racemose panicles with opposite peduncles.

Flowers monœcious; staminate white and racemose; pistillate solitary, growing at the base of the staminate racemes.

Flowers axillary, in racemose panicles of a few flowers each.

Flowers in racemose or panicled clusters, the fertile above, the staminate below.

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