Definición de cyme en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /sʌɪm/


A flower cluster with a central stem bearing a single terminal flower that develops first, the other flowers in the cluster developing as terminal buds of lateral stems. Compare with raceme.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The flat, star-shaped flowers are 1-cm across, range in color from maroon in the sun to pale beige in the shade, and are displayed in loose cymes in the leaf axils.
  • This pattern is most clearly observed in shoots with five to seven cymes, while in shoots with two to four cymes male flowers are also frequently produced in basal positions.
  • Leaves of C. orbiculatus are broader, and the flowers are borne in axillary cymes.



Pronunciación: /ˈsʌɪməʊs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The buckwheat inflorescence is a compound raceme that produces laterally flowered cymose clusters, the number of which was affected by the position of the inflorescence along the main stem.
  • Inflorescences are terminal or axillary, and are usually cymose, but less often racemose, capitate, clustered or spicate; the flowers are seldom solitary.
  • The terminal and erect cymose inflorescence bears actinomorphic, hexamerous, dish-shaped flowers.


Early 18th century (denoting the unopened head of a plant): from French, literally 'summit', from a popular variant of Latin cyma.

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Saltos de línea: cyme

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