racemose

[ ras-uh-mohs ]
/ ˈræs əˌmoʊs /

adjective

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. racemic acid,
  2. racemiform,
  3. racemism,
  4. racemization,
  5. racemize,
  6. racemose aneurysm,
  7. racemous,
  8. racemously,
  9. racer,
  10. racerunner

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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British Dictionary definitions for racemose

racemose

racemous

/ (ˈræsɪˌməʊs, -ˌməʊz) /

adjective

being or resembling a raceme
Derived Formsracemosely or racemously, adverb

Word Origin for racemose

C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering

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Medicine definitions for racemose

racemose

[ răsə-mōs′ ]

adj.

Having or growing in a branching manner that resembles a bunch of grapes. Used of glands.

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