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Meaning of AMPLEXICAUL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am*plex"i*caul\, a. [L. amplexus, p. p. of amplecti
to encircle, to embrace + caulis stem: cf. F. amplexicaule.]
(Bot.)
Clasping or embracing a stem, as the base of some leaves.
--Gray.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Of a leaf base: stem-clasping.
 

 

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