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Meaning of CYME

Pronunciation:  sIm

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.