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Of, having, or growing on a stem. Used especially of leaves arising from the upper part of a stem.
[Latin caulis, stem + -ine.]
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(Botany) botany relating to or growing from a plant stem
[C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem]
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cau•line(ˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn)
Bot. of or pertaining to a stem, esp. the upper part of a stem.
[1750–60; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1]
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|Adj.||1.||cauline - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground|
|2.||cauline - especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem; "cauline leaves"|
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