chorisis

noun cho·ri·sis \ˈkōrəsə̇s\

Definition of chorisis

plural

chorises

\-əˌsēz\
  1. :  the separation of a leaf or floral organ into two or more parts by division during development —called also collateral chorisis when the parts are side by side and parallel chorisis or median chorisis when they are one in front of another

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Origin and Etymology of chorisis

Late Greek chōrisis separation, from Greek chōrizein to separate, from chōris apart — more at chori-


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