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1. A small branch.
2. A subdivision of a branch that is near or at the tip of the branch.


(Plants) a small branch


(ˈbræntʃ lɪt, ˈbrɑntʃ-)

a small branch.
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Noun1.branchlet - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)branchlet - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
brier - a thorny stem or twig
branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
wand - a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers"
withy, withe - strong flexible twig
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Agardh is a genus of filamentous terete red algae characterized by a uniaxial organization of its indeterminate axes, each axial cell bearing a whorl of three determinate branchlets, and new indeterminate axes (branches) arising from an axial cell or from the basal cell of a whorl-branchlet (Wollaston & Womersley 1998).
The active principles of the branchlet and hook of Uncaria sinensis Oliv.
spur--A short, usually pointed branchlet, found on some fruit trees.
As soon as you notice the branching tendency, snip off the weakest branch and stake the remaining branchlet to grow straight--leaning, if at all, into the prevailing wind.
However, to assure that similar foliage units were sampled in each treatment, we recorded number of branches per shrub, branchlets per branch (for one randomly selected branch per shrub), leaves per branchlet (for three branchlets per shrub) and average length of 10 leaves.
Cecidomyia lamellata Gagne, new species, is described from adults of both sexes, pupae, and larvae taken from resin in branchlet swellings of baldcypress, Taxodium distichum (L.
Force growth upward by cutting just beyond an upward-growing branchlet or bud.
For each treatment, 10-15 larvae were added to each of three replicate dishes containing 4 ml of FSW and a branchlet of a given alga, cleaned of epiphytes.
We defined a branchlet as the twig and all its leaves from the tip back to the junction with the previous year's growth (whether or not this junction was a fork with another twig).
For the shoot treatments, we chose four short shoots growing on a common branch, but on a different branchlet.
We used the most recent 5 yr of top branchlet extension growth of 0.
After plucking a fruit from a branchlet, they move to a larger branch, remove the pulp, hammer the seed coat open with the bill, and extract and eat the embryo and endosperm.