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hernesheir commented on the word brochidodromous
The term is attributed to Baron Constantin von Ettingshausen (June 16, 1826 – February 1, 1897), an Austrian geologist and botanist.
February 25, 2011
(adj): (Bot.) a pattern of leaf venation in broad-leafed plants in which the secondary veins do not terminate at the leaf margin (nor in a tooth at the margin), but loop upwards to join the superadjacent secondary vein.cf. brochidodromyFestooned brochidodromy (n) describes a subset of brochidromous leaf venation where a subsidiary set of secondary vein loops forms between the first set of loops and the leaf margin.
January 6, 2009
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