perfoliate definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to a sessile leaf or bract that entirely clasps the stem and it is obviously pierced by it.
    • showing up to really have the stem driving through the knife.
    • Having the basal component produced around the stem; -- stated of leaves which the stem apparently passes directory through.
    • in the middle of a circle of hairs, or projections of any sort.
    • (of a leaf) getting the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem
  • others:
    • In botany, having a stem which appears to move across the knife: said of a leaf.
    • In entomology, having the outer joints much dilated laterally all around, but not forming a compact club; taxicorn: said of antennæ appearing like a number of round plates joined by a shaft or stem running through their centers. Also perfoliated.

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