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axillary bud

noun, Botany
a bud that is borne at the axil of a leaf and is capable of developing into a branch shoot or flower cluster.
Also called lateral bud. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for axillary bud
  • The axillary bud gives rise to new shoots, or tillers, in wheat.
  • Axenic cultures will be used for micropropagation via axillary bud enhancement, multiple shoot production and root production.
axillary bud in Science
axillary bud
See under bud.
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