May
16
2013

phyllotaxy

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fI l@ taek si

noun

definition 1: the arrangement of plant leaves along a stem, or the principles governing this arrangement.
definition 2: the study of these principles.

derived word: phyllotactic, adj.

Example from The Elements of Botany by Sir Francis Darwin

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