Precursor-tip definition

(botany) The reduced upper leaf zone found on many monocotyledons that usually takes the form of a cylindrical extension at the apex of the leaf.
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(botany) Any thickened or glandular leaf tip that is distinguishable from the rest of the lamina's surface.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
precursor-tip
Plural:
precursor tips

Origin of precursor-tip

  • Calque of German Vorläuferspitze, from Vorläufer (“forerunner, precursor”) and Spitze (“cusp,tip”)

    From Wiktionary