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Definition of the adjective actinomorphic

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  1. capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis

Alternative definition of the adjective actinomorphic


  1. [botany, of a flower] Having its petals arranged in a radially symmetric fashion.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

actinomorphic. (regular). Radially symmetrical, as is a daisy flower. actinomycete. See ACTINOBACTERIA. actinorrhiza. See ROOTNODULE. actinostele. A * monostele type of *protostele in which the crosssection of the *xylem is starshaped or ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

Flowers small, actinomorphic, bisexual or unisexual (plants polygamonoecious), with 5 persistent connate sepals, 5 persistent valvate petals, 5 stamens, ovary superior to semi-inferior of 2 carpels and 2 locules. Inflorescence axillary ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

may be all actinomorphic (tubular) or all -|- (ligulate) ; see below. Very commonly however, as in daisy or sunflower, there is a distinction into a disc of actinomorphic fls., and a marginal ray of + As. Or, as in Centaurea sp. , the outer ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

actinomorphic (actinomorphous). pertaining to plants (especially flowers) that are radially symmetric. Cf. zygomorphic. actinomorphous. actinomorphic.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Actinomorphic Actinomycetes: Filamentous prokaryotes rather than fungi as they once were assumed to be. ▷Streptomyces, ▷streptomycin, ▷actinomycin Actinomycin D: An antibiotic from Streptomyces; it is an inhibitor of transcription ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

acrocarpous moss acropetal acropetal movement acrotelm AC soil actinium series actinoActinobacteria actinomorphic actinomycete actinomycosis actinorrhiza action spectrum activation energy activator active chamaephyte active dispersal ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

actinoid, actinomorphic, actinomorphous north northern, northerly, boreal, hyperborean south southern, southerly, austral, meridional east eastern, easterly, oriental west western, westerly, occidental oppositecontraposed, antipodal, ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

See also Actinomorphic; Symmetrical. zygospore A thick-walled resting spore in certain fungi that is formed by the fusion of two gametes and borne on somatic hyphae. It is characteristic of zygomycetes. Appendix 1 Plant Kingdom: Kingdom ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

The formula is preceded by Å to indicate actinomorphic flowers and ·|· for zygomorphic flowers. The floral formula for the buttercup would be written: ÅK5 C5 A¥ G¥ floral province (floral kingdom; floral region) One of the six main regions and a ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

actinomorphic (ak'ta-no-mor'fik) Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms, Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botony, Zoology, Anatomy, Cyctology, Embroyology, Physiology (1920)

by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

actinomorphic (äk'tlnömôr'flk),actino- morphous (äk'tlnömôr'füs) a. [Gk. aktis, ray ; morphe, ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

Such a flower is said to be "actinomorphic," or "radiate," or more simply a "regular flower." In many cases, however, the members of a single set are not all alike, and this is particularly noticeable in the corolla. The unequal development of the ...

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