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cau·dex

 (kô′dĕks′)
n. pl. cau·di·ces (-dĭ-sēz′) or cau·dex·es
1. The thickened, usually underground base of the stem of many perennial herbaceous plants, from which new leaves and flowering stems arise.
2. The trunk of a palm or tree fern.

[Latin caudex, tree trunk.]

caudex

(ˈkɔːdɛks)
n, pl -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dexes
1. (Botany) the thickened persistent stem base of some herbaceous perennial plants
2. (Botany) the woody stem of palms and tree ferns
[C19: from Latin]

cau•dex

(ˈkɔ dɛks)

n., pl. -di•ces (-dəˌsiz)
-dex•es.
1. the main stem of a tree, esp. a palm or tree fern.
2. the woody or thickened persistent base of a nonwoody perennial.
[1820–30; < Latin: tree trunk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caudex - persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
2.caudex - woody stem of palms and tree ferns
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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