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.
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axillary bud   (āk'sə-lěr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
See under bud.
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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.
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