[ ras-uh-mohs ]
/ ˈræs əˌmoʊs /


  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.

Origin of racemose

First recorded in 1690–1700, racemose is from the Latin word racēmōsus full of clusters, clustering. See raceme, -ose1

Related forms

rac·e·mose·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for racemose



/ (ˈræsɪˌməʊs, -ˌməʊz) /


being or resembling a raceme

Derived Forms

racemosely or racemously, adverb

Word Origin for racemose

C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering
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Medicine definitions for racemose


[ răsə-mōs′ ]


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

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