retuse


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retuse

(rĭ-to͞os′, -tyo͞os′)
adj. Botany
Having a rounded or obtuse apex with a central shallow notch: a retuse leaf.

retuse

(of plant parts) blunt or truncate and slightly indented.
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durandi, the fruit is obpyriform with a retuse apex.
The fruit of Fallopia (additional illustrations in Bojnansky & Fargasova, 2007) is obovate with a cuneate base and retuse apex, with three longitudinal lateral wings.
The fruit is 3-winged, obovate in outline with a cuneate base and retuse apex.
The fruit is a subcircular samara with retuse apex and base with a central rounded locular area surrounded by a pair of wings.
The fruit is a small symmetrical 3-winged elliptical samara with a retuse apex and rounded base.
The fruits are elliptical, with rounded base and rounded to retuse apex, borne on a slender pedicel.
5(4) mm, base little or not constricted, margins entire, pinkish; callus verrucose, extending from the base of the central lobe to the region between the lateral lobes, white; isthmus separating the lateral lobes from the central lobe usually evident, (1)2-3 mm long; central lobe, transversally broadly ovate, (6)9-11 x (9)11-13 mm, apex with a protruding fold, when flattened discreetly retuse, margins smooth, pinkish with the margins whitened, the pink becoming white with aging.
The story of northern soul: a definative history of the (lance scene that retuses to die.
He retuses to allow Rosier to marry her not because he does not have the means to afford her, but because he is such a novice collector, especially compared to himself.