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hernesheir commented on the word brochidodromous
(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.
Festooned 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
The term is attributed to Baron Constantin von Ettingshausen (June 16, 1826 – February 1, 1897), an Austrian geologist and botanist.
February 25, 2011
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