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Meaning of BRACT

Pronunciation:  brakt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
 

BRACT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bracteole, calycle, calyculus, epicalyx, false calyx, glume, husk, inflorescence, involucre, spathe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bract\, n. [See {Bractea}.] (Bot.)
(a) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant,
    from the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
(b) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the
    base of a flower.

Note: Bracts are often inconspicuous, but sometimes large and
      showy, or highly colored, as in many cactaceous plants.
      The spathes of aroid plants are conspicuous forms of
      bracts.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A leaf-like structure, different in form from the foliage leaves and without an axillary bud, associated with an inflorescence or flower.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blade, bracteole, bractlet, cotyledon, flag, floral leaf, foliole, frond, glume, involucre, involucrum, lamina, leaf, leaflet, lemma, ligule, needle, petal, pile, pine needle, seed leaf, sepal, spathe, spear, spire, stipula, stipule
 

 

 

 

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