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racemose

[ras-uh-mohs]
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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.
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Origin of racemose

First recorded in 1690–1700, racemose is from the Latin word racēmōsus full of clusters, clustering. See raceme, -ose1
Related formsrac·e·mose·ly, adverb
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Related Words for racemose

aciniform, botryose, racemose

Examples from the Web for racemose

Historical Examples of racemose

  • (a) Simple or tubular gland, (b) compound or racemose gland.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman

  • General term for any loose and irregular flower-cluster, commonly of the racemose type, with pedicellate flowers.

  • Spikelets 3–many-flowered, panicled or racemose; the flowers not webby at base.

  • Racemose: like a bunch of grapes: applied to ovaries when they form bunches or sacs.

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


British Dictionary definitions for racemose

racemose

racemous

adjective
  1. being or resembling a raceme
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Derived Formsracemosely or racemously, adverb

Word Origin for racemose

C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering
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racemose in Medicine

racemose

(răsə-mōs′)
adj.
  1. Having or growing in a branching manner that resembles a bunch of grapes. Used of glands.
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