Definition of cymose in US English:

cymose

adjective

Botany
  • See cyme

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Inflorescences are terminal or axillary, and are usually cymose, but less often racemose, capitate, clustered or spicate; the flowers are seldom solitary.’
    • ‘S. wallichii and S. wightianus, native to India, produce numerous small flowers in terminal cymose or corymbose inflorescences.’
    • ‘The terminal and erect cymose inflorescence bears actinomorphic, hexamerous, dish-shaped flowers.’

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