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Subtend verb  [ Botany ]

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  The verb to subtend means to occupy, to stand, to be below, to enclose a position immediately below, close and adjacent to something.  
 (for example a bract below a flower)
Subtending  [ Botany ]
  The term subtending describes a leaf or bract whose axil gives rise to a bud (the axillary bud) which may develop into a branch or inflorescence;  
Less commonly more than one bud is subtended in each axil.





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