internode

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n internode a segment of a stem between two nodes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Internode (Anat) A part between two joints; a segment; specifically, one of the phalanges.
    • Internode (Bot) The space between two nodes or points of the stem from which the leaves properly arise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n internode A part or space between two knots or joints. In botany, the space which intervenes between two nodes or leaf-knots in a stem.
    • n internode In zoology, the part of a jointed stem between any two joints, as of a polyp, a polyzoan, etc.
    • n internode In zoology: The contracted portion of the shaft of a feather between the slight swellings where the barbs are given off.
    • n internode In acoustics, the loop or part of a vibrating string between two nodes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Internode in′tėr-nōd (bot.) the space between two nodes or points of the stem from which the leaves arise
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. internodium,; inter, between + nodus, knot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. internodiuminter, between, nodus, a knot.

Usage

In literature:

The internodes are smooth, the rootlets being attached at the nodes.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
The scales, being stipules, leave a line on each side of the leaf-scar, and these are separated by the growth of the internodes.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Cells 9 to 13 in each internode; lateral branches given off between the first and second, or between the second and third cells above a joint.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
The space between two nodes is called an internode.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
These joints are called nodes, and the sections between the nodes are known as internodes.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
In most grasses the internodes are usually hollow, the cavity being lined by the remains of the original pith cells.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The shoot coming out of the bud may remain very short, constituting a "spur," or grow with long internodes, making a slender twig.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Of these characters length of internode was carried by the Bush, and the procumbent habit by the original Cupid parent.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
Vines with internodes of medium length for the variety are better than those with great length or very short internodes.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
When in flower, two of the upper internodes are glutinous.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
Same, older, with plumule developed into internode and pair of leaves.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Some plants will throw out radicles at any point indifferently along the internodes or merithallus.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
When more than one-flowered, distinct internodes are developed between the flowers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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In science:

It turns out that the presence of a causal structure generates internode correlations, once one has summed over all possible labelings.
On the Geometry of Random Networks
This tree structure persists when simple internode correlations are introduced.
Statistical mechanics of random graphs
If the request is passed to another node, it uses an internode communication system over ServerNet to communicate to the service peer on another node.
Cluster Computing White Paper
That choice was made, because it allows us to get good performance even on machines with relatively slow internode communication speeds.
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
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