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racemose

[ras-uh-mohs] /ˈræs əˌmoʊs/
adjective
1.
Botany.
  1. having the form of a raceme.
  2. arranged in racemes.
2.
Anatomy. (of a gland) resembling a bunch of grapes; having branching ducts that end in acini.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin racēmōsus full of clusters, clustering. See raceme, -ose1
Related forms
racemosely, adverb
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Examples from the web for racemose
  • The flowers form ebracteate racemose inflorescences, often apically corymblike.
  • Indeterminate simple inflorescences are generally called racemose.
  • The longlasting flowers are racemose and grow from the leaf axils.
British Dictionary definitions for racemose

racemose

/ˈræsɪˌməʊs; -ˌməʊz/
adjective
1.
being or resembling a raceme
Derived Forms
racemosely, racemously, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering
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racemose in Medicine

racemose rac·e·mose (rās'ə-mōs')
adj.
Having or growing in a branching manner that resembles a bunch of grapes. Used of glands.

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