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in·flo·res·cence

 (ĭn′flə-rĕs′əns)
n.
1. A cluster of flowers arranged in a characteristic way on a stem.
2. The process of flowering.

[New Latin īnflōrēscentia, from Late Latin īnflōrēscēns, īnflōrēscent-, present participle of īnflōrēscere, to begin to flower : Latin in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + Latin flōrēscere, to begin to blossom; see florescence.]

in′flo·res′cent adj.

inflorescence

(ˌɪnflɔːˈrɛsəns)
n
1. (Botany) the part of a plant that consists of the flower-bearing stalks
2. (Botany) the arrangement of the flowers on the stalks
3. (Botany) the process of flowering; blossoming
[C16: from New Latin inflōrēscentia, from Late Latin inflōrescere to blossom, from flōrescere to bloom]
ˌinfloˈrescent adj

in•flo•res•cence

(ˌɪn flɔˈrɛs əns, -floʊ-, -flə-)

n.
1. a flowering or blossoming.
2.
a. the arrangement of flowers on the axis or stem.
b. the flowering part of a plant.
c. a flower cluster.
d. flowers collectively.
[1750–60; < New Latin inflōrēscentia < Late Latin inflōrēscent-, s. of inflōrēscēns, present participle of inflōrēscere to begin to blossom (see in-2, florescence) + Latin -ia -ia]
in`flo•res′cent, adj.
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inflorescence
top left: umbel
top right: corymb
bottom left: panicle
bottom right: raceme

in·flo·res·cence

(ĭn′flə-rĕs′əns)
A group of flowers growing from a common stem, often in a characteristic arrangement.

inflorescence

A flowering shoot.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossomsinflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower head - a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
ament, catkin - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
umbel - flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center
corymb - flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height; outer flowers open first
flower cluster - an inflorescence consisting of a cluster of flowers
cyme - more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
spike - (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
Translations
inflorescència
květenství
õisik
kukinto
पुष्पण
virágzat
花序
inflorescentia
žiedynas
bloeiwijze
inflorescênciainflorescéncia
inflorescenţă
súkvetie
inflorescencasocvetje
blomställning
суцвіття
پھولداری
花序

inflorescence

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Agave, dying, has an inflorescent afterlife and then decomposes.
The pseudostems of both plantain and banana were separated into two parts, the outer folded leaf sheaths and the central core portion which is the stalk of the fruit inflorescent.
The piece by artist Stephen Birch is part of a group exhibition called 'Everything is Near and Inflorescent, Forever and Present'.