racemose [ras-uh-mohs] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for racemose on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. Botany.
    1. having the form of a raceme.
    2. arranged in racemes.
  2. Anatomy. (of a gland) resembling a bunch of grapes; having branching ducts that end in acini.

Origin of racemose First recorded in 1690–1700, racemose is from the Latin word racēmōsus full of clusters, clustering. See raceme, -ose1 Related formsrac·e·mose·ly, adverb Related Words for racemose aciniform, botryose, racemose Examples from the Web for racemose Historical Examples of racemose

  • (a) Simple or tubular gland, (b) compound or racemose gland.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman

  • General term for any loose and irregular flower-cluster, commonly of the racemose type, with pedicellate flowers.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

    Lorin Low Dame

  • Spikelets 3–many-flowered, panicled or racemose; the flowers not webby at base.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray

  • Racemose: like a bunch of grapes: applied to ovaries when they form bunches or sacs.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Flowers axillary, racemose, with a scale at the base of the peduncle, some hermaphrodite and others lacking pistils.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera

  • British Dictionary definitions for racemose racemose racemous adjective

    1. being or resembling a raceme

    Derived Formsracemosely or racemously, adverbWord Origin for racemose C17: from Latin racēmōsus clustering racemose in Medicine racemose [răs′ə-mōs′] adj.

    1. Having or growing in a branching manner that resembles a bunch of grapes. Used of glands.

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