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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflorescence  \In`flo*res"cence\,  n.  [L.  inflorescens  p.  pr  of 
  inflorescere  to  begin  to  blossom;  pref.  in-  in  +  florescere 
  to  begin  to  blossom:  cf.F.  inflorescence.  See  {Florescent}.] 
  1.  A  flowering;  the  putting  forth  and  unfolding  of  blossoms. 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  mode  of  flowering,  or  the  general  arrangement  and 
  disposition  of  the  flowers  with  reference  to  the  axis, 
  and  to  each  other 
  b  An  axis  on  which  all  the  flower  buds. 
 
  Inflorescence  affords  an  excellent 
  characteristic  mark  in  distinguishing  the 
  species  of  plants.  --Milne. 
 
  {Centrifugal  inflorescence},  determinate  inflorescence. 
 
  {Centripetal  inflorescence},  indeterminate  inflorescence.  See 
  under  {Determinate},  and  {Indeterminate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflorescence 
  n  1:  the  process  of  budding  and  unfolding  of  blossoms  [syn:  {blossoming}, 
  {flowering},  {anthesis},  {efflorescence}] 
  2:  the  flowering  part  of  a  plant  or  arrangement  of  flowers  on  a 
  stalk 




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