Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A secondary spiral of leaves

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A secondary spiral in phyllotaxy, as one of the evident spirals in a pine cone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a set of certain secondary spirals or oblique ranks which wind around the axis in opposite directions when the inter-nodes are short and the leaves approximate or overlap, as the scales of cones.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek παρά + στίχος ("row"). (Wiktionary)

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