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ra·ceme

(rā-sēm'),
An optically inactive chemical compound.
See also: racemic.
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raceme

(rā-sēm′, rə-)
n.
An inflorescence having stalked flowers arranged singly along an elongated unbranched axis, with the flowers at the bottom opening first.
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ra·ceme

(rā-sēm')
An optically inactive chemical compound.
See also: racemic
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

raceme

an inflorescence in which the main stalk bears the flowers on stalks (pedicels), producing a conical form. An example is the foxglove, in which there is usually no terminal flower.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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(2011) evaluated the intercrop of common bean with castor bean and found no significant effects of the intercrop on the agronomic characteristics (number of racemes per plant, number of pods per racemes, and grain yield) of the castor bean crop.
sjostedti (Salifu, 2001; Alabi et al., 2005; Alabi et al., 2011), however, little has been done on others compounds such as total phenol, tannin, amino acids, reducing sugars and antioxidant activity for all the cowpea reproductive structures (stipules, racemes, floral buds and flowers) in relation to flower bud thrips resistance since thrips damage the entire reproductive structures.
The parental genotypes namely, ANDCI10-12, ANDCI 8, ANDCI 10-4, ANDCI10-3 were also good general combiner for length of primary raceme, number of capsules on primary raceme and total number of capsules per plant.
During 2009 to 2012, the four yield components recorded were racemes per square meter, flowers per raceme, pods per raceme, and seeds per pod.
To study the effect of flowers order on fruit and seed set on the same raceme; four healthy trees were randomly selected with many healthy branches bearing dense flower buds.
Inflorescences composed mostly of fasciculate arranged racemes, placed in spike-like panicles (not branched).
Raceme, who grew up in working-class Bedford, N.H., is thoroughly frank about her profession, laughing uproariously when I mention that I, too, might have passed this musical genre over had it not been for the "gateway drug," Puccini's romantic and accessible tale of doomed love, La Boheme.
Seeds from the same raceme were then placed together in a single well of a tissue culture plate submerged in distilled water imbued with a fungicide to prevent mold.
Flower clusters or racemes averaged 371 [+ or -] 38.7 florets, and mean amount of volatiles per raceme was then 21.3 [+ or -] 2.2 [micro]g/h (mean [+ or -] S.E.).
In bromeliads inflorescences are constructed of spikes (flowers sessile) or racemes (flowers on a stalk) or compound structures of them (panicle) or reduced to 1-flowered spikes.