amplexicaul

amplexicaul

[am-plek-si-kawl]
adjective Botany.
clasping the stem, as some leaves do at their base.

Origin:
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)
 
adj
(of some sessile leaves, stipules, etc) having an enlarged base that encircles the stem
 
[C18: from New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplectī to embrace + caulis stalk]

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