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This glossary of botanical terms is a list of definitions of terms and concepts relevant to
botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist, plant scientist or phytologist is a scientist who specialises in this field. The term "botany" comes from the Ancient Greek wo ...

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plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Energy transformation, convert light energy into chemical energy that, through cellular respiration, can later be released to fuel ...

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plant morphology Phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Energy transformation, convert light energy ...

plant morphology
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Glossary of plant morphology This page provides a glossary of plant morphology. Botanists and other biologists who study plant morphology Phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic ...
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Glossary of leaf morphology The following is a list of terms which are used to describe leaf A leaf (plural leaves) is the principal lateral appendage of the vascular plant plant stem, stem, usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis. The leaves ...
. For other related terms, see
Glossary of phytopathology This is a glossary of some of the terms used in phytopathology Plant pathology (also phytopathology) is the scientific study of disease A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function ...
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List of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names This list of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names is intended to help those unfamiliar with classical language A classical language is a language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, inclu ...
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Glossary of biology This glossary of biology terms is a list of definitions of fundamental terms and concepts used in biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chem ...
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Glossary of plant morphology This page provides a glossary of plant morphology. Botanists and other biologists who study plant morphology Phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic ...
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Glossary of leaf morphology The following is a list of terms which are used to describe leaf A leaf (plural leaves) is the principal lateral appendage of the vascular plant plant stem, stem, usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis. The leaves ...
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Glossary of scientific naming This is a list of terms and symbols used in scientific names for organisms, and in describing the names. For proper parts of the names themselves, see List of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names. Note that many of the abbreviati ...
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International scientific vocabulary International scientific vocabulary (ISV) comprises scientific and specialized words whose language of origin may or may not be certain, but which are in current use in several modern languages (that is, translingually). The name "international sc ...
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Plant morphology Phytomorphology is the study of the physical form and external structure of plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Energy transformation, convert light energy ...

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Floral formula Floral formula is a means to represent the structure of a flower A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproduction, reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angi ...
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Plant anatomy Plant anatomy or phytotomy is the general term for the study of the internal structure A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or ...
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Palynology pollen File:Pollen Tube.svg, Pollen Tube Diagram Pollen is a powdery substance consisting of pollen grains which are Sporophyte, microsporophytes of spermatophyta, seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells). Pollen grains have a hard ...


References


Bibliography

* * Henk Beentje (2010) ''The Kew Plant Glossary, an illustrated dictionary of plant terms.'' Revised edition (2012). Kew Publishing: Richmond, U.K. . * Ernest M. Gifford and Adriance S. Foster. 1989. ''Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants'', 3rd edition. W. H. Freeman. * * * ** , in * Benjamin D. Jackson. ''A Glossary of Botanic Terms''. Duckworth: London. J.B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia (1928). * David B. Lellinger. 2002. ''A Modern Multilingual Glossary for Taxonomic Pteridology'' (Pteridologia, 3). American Fern Society. . * * Stearn, W.T. 1983. ''Botanical Latin''. David & Charles, North Pomfret, Vermont.
Glossary of botanical and medical terms, in Don G. W. A general system of gardening and botany. Founded upon Miller's Gardener's dictionary, and arranged according to the natural system. 1831
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