Chorisis

Chorisis

Cho"ri*sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? separation.] (Bot.) The separation of a leaf or floral organ into two more parts.

Note: In collateral chorisis the parts are side by side. -- In parallel or median chorisis they are one in front of another.
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