growth form


Definition of growth form

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 : 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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“Growth form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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