plural -es
: the development of vegetative shoots upon or among the reproductive organs of a plant (as in the proliferous flower clusters of some agaves or the growth of bulblets in the flower cluster of an onion)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary viviparous + -y

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“Vivipary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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