determinate growth

noun

Definition of determinate growth 

1 : plant growth in which the main stem ends in an inflorescence or other reproductive structure and stops continuing to elongate indefinitely with only branches from the main stem having further and similarly restricted growth also : growth characterized by sequential flowering from the central or uppermost bud to the lateral or basal buds — compare indeterminate growth

2 : growth that proceeds only during part of the vegetative season and then ceases

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