Definition of cymose in English:

cymose

adjective

Botany
  • See cyme

    • ‘The buckwheat inflorescence is a compound raceme that produces laterally flowered cymose clusters, the number of which was affected by the position of the inflorescence along the main stem.’
    • ‘The terminal and erect cymose inflorescence bears actinomorphic, hexamerous, dish-shaped flowers.’
    • ‘Inflorescences are terminal or axillary, and are usually cymose, but less often racemose, capitate, clustered or spicate; the flowers are seldom solitary.’
    • ‘The flowers are violet blue or bright blue, funnel or bell shaped and are five to 12 in number, produced on loose cymose clusters having small, five angled corolla 1.5 cm across.’
    • ‘Their inflorescences are racemose or cymose, and aggregated in dichasial units.’
    • ‘S. wallichii and S. wightianus, native to India, produce numerous small flowers in terminal cymose or corymbose inflorescences.’

Pronunciation

cymose

/ˈsʌɪməʊs/