tubuliflorous

[ too-byuh-luh-flawr-uh s, -flohr-, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu byə ləˈflɔr əs, -ˈfloʊr-, ˌtyu- /
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adjective Botany.

having the corolla tubular in all the perfect flowers of a head, as certain composite plants.

Nearby words

  1. tubular maximum,
  2. tubular skate,
  3. tubulate,
  4. tubule,
  5. tubuliferous,
  6. tubulin,
  7. tubuloacinar gland,
  8. tubuloalveolar gland,
  9. tubulocyst,
  10. tubulointerstitial nephritis


Origin of tubuliflorous

First recorded in 1890–95; tubule + -i- + -florous

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British Dictionary definitions for tubuliflorous

tubuliflorous

/ (ˌtjuːbjʊlɪˈflɔːrəs) /

adjective

(of plants) having flowers or florets with tubular corollas

Word Origin for tubuliflorous

C19: from tubule + -florous

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