Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PHYLLOTAXY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phyl"lo*tax`y\, Phyllotaxis \Phyl"lo*tax`is\, n.
[Phyllo- + Gr. ? order.] (Bot.)
The order or arrangement of leaves on the stem; the science
of the relative position of leaves.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The arrangement of leaves on a stem (when spiral, often expressed quantitatively as the fraction of the circumference of the stem that separates two successive leaves).
  2. The arrangement of the leaves on the stem. The three common positions are alternate, opposite, and verticillate.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY