Tag Archives | Botany

ABAXIAL

In botany, it refers to underside or dorsal side of the plant, one that is away from the axis or central line.

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ABERRANT

Atypical, deviating from a normal type.

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ABIOGENESIS

Creation of living creatures from a non-living matter. Scientists believe that life on Earth began through abiogenesis.

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ABIOTIC

Refers to non-living things.

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ABSCISIC ACID

Isoprenoid plant hormone known as ABA, abscisin II and dormin. It is associated with various developmental processes; induces stomatal closure, inhibits seed germination and fruit ripening.

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ABSCISSION

Dropping of leaves, flowers, or fruits following the formation of the abscission zone. In animals, it refers to shedding of different body parts: claws, skin, tail (in the case of danger).

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ABSCISSION LAYER

Layer of parenchyma cells at the bases of fruits, flowers, and leaves formed before abscission. When parenchyma disintegrates, these organ can drop from the plant.

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ABSCISSION ZONE

Basal portion of leaf, flower, fruit and other organs, where cork will develop and facilitate separation of these organs from the plant.

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ACAROPHYTISM

Symbiotic relationship between plants and mites.

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ACAULESCENT

Botanical term that describes plant without stem or caulis; also plants that have very short stem hidden in the ground.

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