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terminal bud

terminal bud in Science
terminal bud  
See under bud.
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  • Always leave an inch of blank wood beyond a terminal bud, and let the cut be on the opposite side of the bud.

  • The presence of this tip-scar indicates that the terminal bud is absent.

    Michigan Trees Charles Herbert Otis
  • In the keys an important consideration is the presence or absence of the terminal bud.

    Michigan Trees Charles Herbert Otis
  • This second brood often eats through the heart of the terminal bud into the twig.

    The Apple Various
  • A year ago, in the spring of 1920, a terminal bud that had formed in 1919 expanded and gave rise to this rapidly growing shoot.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • If it is spring, note that the terminal bud has pushed out, and around it five-clustered buds are forming a circle of shoots.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The axillary buds seldom grow unless the terminal bud is interrupted.

  • There is usually a terminal bud at the tip of each twig, and lateral buds at the sides.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • Also it gives me an opportunity to wax over the tip end of the scion when it is devoid of a terminal bud.

  • During this remarkable process, which consumes from two to four weeks, the terminal bud has remained dormant.

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