from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, axillary prolification in the flower: a term applied by Engelmann to the occurrence of adventitious buds in the axils of one or more parts of the flower.
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Engelmann makes use of the word ecblastesis to denote the same condition.
As in the case of median prolification, plants having an indefinite inflorescence are more liable to be affected with ecblastesis than those having a definite one.