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Meaning of CYME

Pronunciation:  sIm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
 

CYME is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: inflorescence, scorpioid cyme

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cyme\ (s?m), n. [L. cyma the young sprount of a cabbage,
fr. Gr. ???, prop., anything swollen, hence also cyme, wave,
fr. ??? to be pregnant.] (Bot.)
A flattish or convex flower cluster, of the centrifugal or
determinate type, differing from a corymb chiefly in the
order of the opening of the blossoms.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An inflorescence in which each flower, in turn, is formed at the tip of a growing axis and further flowers are formed on branches arising below it.
 

 

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