inflorescence

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noun in·flo·res·cence \ˌin-flə-ˈre-sən(t)s\

Definition of inflorescence

  1. 1a :  the mode of development and arrangement of flowers on an axisb :  a floral axis with its appendages; also :  a flower cluster

  2. 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

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

Definition of inflorescence for Students

  1. :  the arrangement of flowers on a stalk


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