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 (sī′mōs′) also cy·mous (-məs)
1. Relating to or resembling a cyme; determinate.
2. Bearing a cyme or cymes.

cy′mose′ly adv.


(ˈsaɪməʊs; -məʊz; saɪˈməʊs) or


(Botany) having the characteristics of a cyme
ˈcymosely adv


(ˈsaɪ moʊs, saɪˈmoʊs)

1. bearing a cyme or cymes.
2. of or of the nature of a cyme.
[1800–10; < Latin cymōsus full of shoots. See cyme, -ose1]
cy′mose•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cymose - having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
determinate - not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex; "determinate growth"
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The staminate inflorescences are large, showy, loose, axillary, cymose panicles (thyrses), while the pistillate ones are small, obscure, congested, axillary, spicate cymes.
Whereas long shoots are indeterminate, each short shoot terminates in a cymose inflorescence (Fig.
axes distichously arranged in one plan; elongated spatulate leaves with attenuated Taxonomic Epithet Key morphological rank characters base, cryptostomata thin to large, mostly aligned on each side of the midrib, and dentate margins; vesicles supported by a long pedicel, spherical to obovoid, smooth or with a short mutro, a foliar appendage or crown, or differentiated into phyllocysts; receptacles mostly bisexual, with serrate margins and arranged in dense cymose glomerules.
Amaranthaceae are characterized by having solitary flowers, cymose or variously compound (modified cymose) inflorescences, often subtended by bracts or bracteoles (Cronquist, 1981; Kadereit et al.
If the enrichment axes do branch, either a paniculate branching pattern (branches generated from the leaf axillary buds), or a cymose branching pattern (branches generated from the axillary buds of the prophyll) may occur.