Definition of racemose in English:


Line breaks: ra¦cem|ose
Pronunciation: /ˈrasɪməʊs
, -z/


  • 1(Of a flower cluster) taking the form of a raceme.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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