Curviserial

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Curviserial (Bot) Distributed in a curved line, as leaves along a stem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • curviserial Arranged in curved or spiral ranks: in botany, applied by Bravais to a theoretical form of leaf-arrangement in which the angle of divergence is incommensurable with the circumference, and consequently no leaf can be exactly above any preceding one. The ordinary forms of phyllotaxy indicated by the fractions ½, ⅓, ⅖, etc., approximate more and more closely to this, and the deviation in the 5/13 and 8/21 arrangements is inappreciable. Such forms, therefore, are sometimes so designated.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. curvus, bent + E. serial,