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extrafloral

Syllabification: ex·tra·flo·ral
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈflôrəl
 
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Definition of extrafloral in English:

adjective

Botany
(Of a nectary) situated outside a flower, especially on a leaf or stem.
Example sentences
  • The calyx, the subtending bracts and the two prophylls bear groups of extrafloral nectaries (single peltate trichomes).
  • But also, a small beetle was observed on a single occasion feeding on nectar from the underneath of the mesochile where a nectar drop is usually found (a possible extrafloral nectary).
  • In addition, extrafloral nectar and nectaries are widespread in Ipomoea in petioles and/or in epals that are mostly visited by ants and serve as a herbivore defence mechanism.

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