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amplexicaul

[am-plek-si-kawl] /æmˈplɛk sɪˌkɔl/
adjective, Botany
1.
clasping the stem, as some leaves do at their base.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin amplexicaulis, equivalent to Latin amplex(us) embrace (see amplexus) + -i- -i- + caulis stem (see cole)
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amplexicaul

/æmˈplɛksɪˌkɔːl/
adjective
1.
(of some sessile leaves, stipules, etc) having an enlarged base that encircles the stem
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplectī to embrace + caulis stalk
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