caulicle definition

  • noun:
    • A small stalk or stem, especially the rudimentary stalk of a seed embryo
    • a quick caulis or stem, esp. the rudimentary stem observed in the embryo of a seed; -- otherwise known as a radicle.
    • In botany, some or standard stem: applied to the first stem (more often but improperly called the radicle) into the embryo, to differentiate it through the cotyledons. In addition caulicule and cauliculus.

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