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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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(ˈkɔːlɪn; -laɪn)
(Botany) botany relating to or growing from a plant stem
[C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem]
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cauline - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.cauline - especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem; "cauline leaves"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
basal, radical - especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
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The endophytic origin of Fusarium in the cauline apices of peach palm has been previously reported by ALMEIDA et al.
In cauline meristems of rice, ribosome disintegration 80S (soluble fraction in cytoplasm) occurs when the Zn content falls under 100 [micro]g x [g.sup.-1] dry weight.
AtSPL1, AtSPL12, and AtSPL14 are expressed most strongly in cauline leaves (growing on the upper part of the stem), flowers, and latest-age shoot apices [63].
Neufeld, "Why some stems are red: Cauline anthocyanins shield photosystem II against high light stress," Journal of Experimental Botany, vol.
Leaves are sessile, and the cauline is 1-5 x 0.3-0.6 cm oblong-linear, alternate, and base-rounded.
Our study showed that activity of CbCOR15 promoter can be induced greatly in all tissues, which includes seedlings, rosette leaves, cauline leaves, inflorescence and siliques.
Cauline leaf 1, in the distal third of the stem, bracteiform, 3.5-9.5 x 0.1-0.5 cm, basally sheathing the stem.
It is a short rhizomatous perennial, 3-7 cm tall, and easily separated from other species in Arizona by its often purplish, lyrate basal leaf blades, gradually reduced cauline leaves, and usually solitary heads (Trock, 2006).
Cauline leaves are in two to three pairs and sessile, whereas radical leaves are in groups and petiolated (Amatya and Sthapit 1994).
Ernst, 1964:7)described the leaves of Berberis as "simple usually fascicled in the axil of a simple or branched cauline spine".