Definition of racemose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrasɪməʊs/
Pronunciation: /ˈrasɪməʊz/


1 Botany (Of a flower cluster) taking the form of a raceme.
Example sentences
  • This group is morphologically characterized by boat-shaped extrafloral nectar cups and a long inflorescence axis exhibiting a more racemose arrangement of the flowers.
  • Inflorescences are terminal or axillary, and are usually cymose, but less often racemose, capitate, clustered or spicate; the flowers are seldom solitary.
  • Bracts are initiated acropetally on the racemose inflorescence, or below the terminal flower.
1.1 Anatomy (Especially of compound glands) having the form of a cluster.
Example sentences
  • It is a long racemose (ie, resembling a cluster of grapes) gland situated behind the stomach, stretching from the duodenum to the spleen.


Late 17th century: from Latin racemosus, from racemus (see raceme).

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