terminal bud


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to terminal bud: lateral bud, leaf scar, axillary bud, bud scale scar

terminal bud

[′tər·mən·əl ‚bəd]
(botany)
A bud that develops at the apex of a stem. Also known as apical bud.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sixteen of the 58 glands were from the pseudoglandular stage but none of these expressed BPIFA1, 22 were at the canalicular stage, four (18%) of which expressed BPIFA1, and 20 were from the terminal bud stage with 13 (65%) expressing BPIFA1.
The low percentage of budbreak showed by the cultivars used, even in long periods of chilling exposure, may be justified by the gradient of apple budbreak, in which there were predominance of budbreak in terminal buds regardless of thermal condition occurred during winter.
In our study, the severe infestation of this larvae leading to crown bending and dwarfing followed by the death of terminal bud occurred only in the cultivars Succary and Sultana.
Thus, terminal buds, appropriately called 'golden tips' and highly prised in the trade, are super rich in polyphenols and high in caffeine.
When left to their own devices, chrysanthemums tend to grow tall until a terminal bud forms at the tip of the main stem.
If this pruning is done faithfully each summer and the terminal bud at the end of each branch is removed the tree will not outgrow its cover for many years if ever.
When that terminal bud is damaged or removed, new signals respond by releasing dormant buds into service to replace the missing canopy.
Young date leaves are cooked and eaten as a vegetable, as is the terminal bud or heart.
The dormant terminal bud is also protected by a series of scales that leave a complete ring of scars around the stem when they fall off at the onset of new growth in the spring.
We assume that the terminal bud of an axis of CA k = 0 can not change its PA immediately.
The basic parts of the stem are the terminal bud, bud scale, terminal bud-scale scar, axillary bud or lateral bud, node, internode, leaf scar, and lenticel.
Plucking the terminal bud plus three leaves gives the highest yield of quality shoots some 25% more than bud plus two leaves.