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 (to͞o′byə-lə-flôr′əs, tyo͞o′-)
Having flowers or florets with tubular corollas.
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(ˌtjuːbjʊlɪˈflɔːrəs) or


(Botany) (of plants) having flowers or florets with tubular corollas
[C19: from tubule + -florous]
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(ˌtu byə ləˈflɔr əs, -ˈfloʊr-, ˌtyu-)

having the corolla tubular in all the perfect flowers of a head, as certain composite plants.
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