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Borne in or forming a spike.

[Latin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.]


(Botany) botany having, arranged in, or relating to spikes: a spicate inflorescence.
[C17: from Latin spīcātus having spikes, from spīca a point]


(ˈspaɪ keɪt)

1. arranged in spikes, as flowers.
2. in the form of a spike, as in inflorescence.
[1660–70; < Latin spīcātus]
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Adj.1.spicate - having or relating to spikes; "spicate inflorescence"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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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.
Herba volubilis; laminae ovatae; inflorescentiae breviter racemus spicate subtentus per bractea foliaceae peltatus.
verticillata, is quite different from the others in its spicate inflorescence and scented roots.
Inflorescence 2-3 mm wide, spicate, terminal and lateral, segmented; each fertile segment composed of two 3-flowered cymes, decussate, immersed in the pair of opposite scale--like bracts, arising from the node above.
baccatus are small (2 mm), unspecialized, and borne on spicate inflorescences.
As an extreme, the spicate inflorescence may be condensed into a pseudanthium composed of several monosymmetric flowers as in Aponogeton ranunculiflorus (personal observation).
of the primary shBrs determines a raceme of spikelets or a spike of spikelets depending on whether the internode has developed or not, respectively (Camara Hernandez & Rua, 1992; Vegetti & Anton, 2000); (3) different types of panicles: (a) with spicate or racemose branches (Vegetti & Anton, 2000); (b) with alternate, subopposite or pseudoverticillate branches (Vegetti & Anton, 2000; Reinheimer & Vegetti, 2008); (c) with branches along an axis with conspicuous intenodes, or with these internodes and two distal ones conjugated or with only two conjugated primary branches (Paspalum, Rua & Weberling, 1998; Souza-Chies et al.