raceme: Meaning and Definition of

ra•ceme

Pronunciation: (r?-s?m', ru-), [key]
? n. Bot.
  1. a simple indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are borne on short pedicels lying along a common axis, as in the lily of the valley. See illus. under
  2. a compound inflorescence in which the short pedicels with single flowers of the simple raceme are replaced by racemes.
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