emprosthrodromous love



Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word emprosthrodromous.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Describing a flower where the genetic spiral on its shortest way from bract to outer perianth segments passes outside the flower, farthest from the axis.

    This term would benefit from a diagram. The term appears in the additions section of Benjamin Daydon Jackson's Glossary of Botanic Terms, p. 307, and in Ernst Artschwager and Edwina Maria Smiley's Dictionary of Botanical Equivalents, p. 126, where it is paired with the German term vornumläufig.

    February 19, 2011