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frond

1. a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
2. the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen
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frond

[fränd]
(botany)
The leaf of a palm or fern.
A foliaceous thallus or thalloid shoot.
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The reattachment of fronds as a growth strategy for some marine algae is considered fundamental as part of a propagation technique that has the capacity to repopulate and recover historic harvesting volumes for C.
[10.] Hassim HA, Lourenco M, Goh YM, Baars JJP, Fievez V Rumen degradation of oil palm fronds is improved through pre-digestion with white rot fungi but not through supplementation with yeast or enzymes.
Management of the plantation results in the creation of a bare area around the palm trunk ('weeded circle') and a linear pile of pruned fronds in every second row ('frond pile').
Leaf blight: trunk of foxtail palm has arching fronds,which are infected when plant is young due to which leaf spots occur that matures to blights.
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It added that it is set to create a new, lakeside residential complex of more than 1,400 apartments and villas - Jumeirah Heights Fronds - at the northern edge of its high-end Jumeirah Islands community in Dubai.
Table elaborates the CHN %age of raw date frond and the AC prepared at different activation temperatures.
For paired comparisons of replicates in enclosed and exposed environments, 2 to 5 recordings of 120 s were collected each day of testing from each frond in each environment.
The first was the change in length of each frond; the second was the change in area.
After each treatment, 1.0 g fresh mass (FM) of frond discs for each replicate (n = 3) was removed and placed in flasks containing distilled water for 180 min under a PPFD of 20 [micro]mol [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1] at 25 [+ or -]