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cauline

[kaw-lin, -lahyn] /ˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or pertaining to a stem, especially pertaining to or arising from the upper part of a stem.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1
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Examples for cauline
  • The remaining leaves, usually two to six pairs, are the cauline leaves.
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cauline

/ˈkɔːlɪn; -laɪn/
adjective
1.
relating to or growing from a plant stem
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem
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