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A section or part between two nodes, as of a nerve or stem.

in′ter·nod′al (-nōd′l) adj.


1. (Botany) the part of a plant stem between two nodes
2. (Anatomy) the part of a nerve fibre between two nodes of Ranvier
ˌinterˈnodal, ˌinterˈnodial adj


(ˈɪn tərˌnoʊd)

a part or space between two nodes, knots, or joints, as the portion of a plant stem between two nodes.
[1660–70; < Latin internōdium]
in`ter•nod′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internode - a segment of a stem between two nodesinternode - a segment of a stem between two nodes
segment - one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange"
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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Raynal (1971) and Goetghebeur (1998) consider the panicle as the basic cyperaceous inflorescence which can be modified through the elongation or contraction of the internodes in various reduction trends.
94 MF = male flowering, PR = prolificacy, YHE = yield of husked ears, PH = plant height, EH = ear insertion height, NI = number of internodes, IL = internode length, SD = diameter of the stalk, LL = Leaf length, LW = leaf width, NLB = number of leaves below the ear, NLA = number of leaves above the ear, LA = angle of the leaf, LMS = length of main stem of the tassel, LSS = length of secondary stem of the tassel, NSS = number of secondary stems of the tassel, ASS = angle of the secondary stem of the tassel, EP = ear placement, HC = husk coverage of the ear = NRK = number of rows of kernels on the ear, NKR = number of kernels per row, EL = length of the ear, ED = diameter of the ear, CD = diameter of the cob, CC = color of the cob.
1 cm width at the base, entere to minute denticulated at the margisn, densely lepidote on the abaxial surface, glabrous to glabrescente on the adaxial surface,long attenuated much longer than the internodes, but never covering it; reducing their longitude gradually to the apical portion of the peduncle, primary branches numerous, ascendent, 25-40 cm long, ca.
According to the descriptions by Wang and Shen [5], Moso bamboo has culms up to 20 m tall and 6 to 15 cm in diameter with internodes reaching 40 cm.
The best varieties for training as trees are small-flowered, small-leafed kinds (such as cascade types) that have short internodes and husky stems.
Phytotelmata are water-impounding structures formed by non-aquatic plants, such as modified leaves (Heliconia), leaf axils (Bromeliaceae and Araceae), flowers (Marantaceae), perforated internodes (bamboo), stem holes or depressions, rot-holes in tree trunks or branches (tree-holes), open fruits (cacao pods and coconuts) and fallen leaves (spathes of palms and Musaceae).
Rachis internodes were fixed in formalin, acetic acid and ethyl alcohol (formalin 5 ml, acetic acid 5 ml, 50 percent ethyl alcohol 90 ml in the ratio of 1:1:9).
4 mm wide, erect or slightly curved, exceeding the foliage, dark violet, lepidote; peduncle bracts not foliaceous, 4-5 cm long, 1 cm wide, elliptic, apex apiculate or attenuate, longer than the internodes, nerved, lepidote, brown, papyraceous; primary bracts 2-2.
In boards from unpruned logs, the frequency of partially intergrown knots in trees with short internodes (2.
The number of internodes and bored internodes were counted on each stalk.