plant structure

Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to plant structure: Plant Cell Structure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plant structure - any part of a plant or fungusplant structure - any part of a plant or fungus  
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
stub - a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
button - any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
thallus - a plant body without true stems or roots or leaves or vascular system; characteristic of the thallophytes
pileus, cap - a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
calyptra - the hood or cap covering the calyx of certain plants: e.g., the California poppy
volva - cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi
domatium - a part of a plant (e.g., a leaf) that has been modified to provide protection for insects or mites or fungi
pycnidium - flask-shaped asexual structure containing conidia
stipule - a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed
tepal - an undifferentiated part of a perianth that cannot be distinguished as a sepal or a petal (as in lilies and tulips)
gynostegium - the crown of the stamen in plants of the genus Asclepias
chalaza - basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined
nucellus - central part of a plant ovule; contains the embryo sac
germ tube - (botany) a slender tubular outgrowth from a spore in germination
pollen tube - (botany) a slender tubular outgrowth from a pollen grain when deposited on the stigma for a flower; it penetrates the style and conveys the male gametes to the ovule
mentum - a projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids
corona - (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower
lip - (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
mycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
aril - fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed
duct - a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
velum, veil - a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
annulus, skirt - (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
plant tissue - the tissue of a plant
tendril - slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support
stump, tree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
prophyll - a plant structure resembling a leaf
stock - a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
receptacle - enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
kernel, meat - the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
lobe - (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
ligule - (botany) any appendage to a plant that is shaped like a strap
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for For Supply And Application Of Paint On Plant Structure, Moving Machinery Etc.
60,000 cubic yards of concrete and 30,000 tons of steel went into the plant structure.
Construction activities are being managed by joint venture company CNIM Clugston Wilton Ltd and civil works will continue over the next few months with construction of the main plant structure not expected to begin until later this year.
Sundar said that the plant structure was built at least 25 feet above sea level to cover the risks of natural disasters such as tsunami.
At the touch of a button, the entire plant structure (hardware and software configuration) is generated in the control system from the engineering data.
The plant structure that is suitable for pure culture is not necessarily suitable for mixed culture, For example it is an advantage for a species in mixed culture, to have more leaf area index or more horizontal leaves above the canopy; but it is not necessarily an advantage in pure culture [22].
Diana says: "We use a range of actual flowers and foliage and not photos so that we are able to study them in more detail and get a feel for plant structure.
These mega-herbivores are key drivers in plant structure and composition; the need for fire as a conservation tool is likely more important with decreased numbers of mega-herbivores providing grazing pressure and periodic, potentially intense, disturbances to ecosystems.
This project encourages independent thought, requires proficiency in sample preparation and microscopy, and tests knowledge of plant structure.
Intrinsic constraints come with the demands of photosynthesis and immobility on plant structure.
Phosphorus, K a critical element in plant structure, energy and part of the DNA, the lack makes plants purple.
It also contains a brief review of basic plant structure, some practical advice on identification, an introduction to botanical nomenclature, a glossary, a reference list and an index.