from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The regular shedding branches by a plant, for clonal reproduction, "self-pruning" or in response to stress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the annual falling of leafy twigs instead of individual leaves, such as takes place in many of the cypress family.


clado- +‎ ptosis (Wiktionary)


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  • JM loves to stick it out through the cladoptosis season.

    February 14, 2011