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cau·line

 (kô′līn′)
adj.
Of, having, or growing on a stem. Used especially of leaves arising from the upper part of a stem.

[Latin caulis, stem + -ine.]

cauline

(ˈkɔːlɪn; -laɪn)
adj
(Botany) botany relating to or growing from a plant stem
[C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem]

cau•line

(ˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn)

adj.
Bot. of or pertaining to a stem, esp. the upper part of a stem.
[1750–60; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cauline - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.cauline - especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem; "cauline leaves"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
basal, radical - especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"