inflorescence

noun in·flo·res·cence \ ˌin-flə-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of inflorescence

1 a : the mode of development and arrangement of flowers on an axis
b : a floral axis with its appendages; also : a flower cluster
2 : the budding and unfolding of blossoms : flowering

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Origin and Etymology of inflorescence

New Latin inflorescentia, from Late Latin inflorescent-, inflorescens, present participle of inflorescere to begin to bloom, from Latin in- + florescere to begin to bloom — more at florescence


INFLORESCENCE Defined for Kids

inflorescence

noun in·flo·res·cence \ ˌin-flə-ˈre-sᵊns \

Definition of inflorescence for Students

: the arrangement of flowers on a stalk

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