apical dominance

noun

Definition of apical dominance

: inhibition of the growth of lateral buds by the terminal bud of a shoot

First Known Use of apical dominance

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Apical dominance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apical%20dominance. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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