growth form

noun

Definition of growth form

  1. 1a :  a structural category consisting of individuals or species of the same general habit of growth but not necessarily related b :  a category of plants in Raunkiaer's system based on the degree of protection of their winter buds

  2. 2 :  the form assumed by an organism (as a plant) in immediate response to the interaction of a particular environment on its genetic potentialities

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