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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.
5 cm wide, lateral veins 19-23(-26) pairs, prominent abaxially; inflorescence axillary, cymose, flowers 4-22; fruits red, subglobose, calyx lobes linear, 3-4 mm long, 0.
The genus is taxonomically characterized by its entire or toothed, oppositely arranged leaves, terete stems, terminally or axillary cymose inflorescence, hypogynous bisexual flowers and exalbumenous seeds (Kirtikar and Basu, 1991; Steane et al.
It is unclear if partial florescences in Thottea grandiflora are cymose.
Description: Fragrant, heathlike shrubs with tiny, white, pink, lavender, or red flowers in terminal cymose clusters.