Definition of Rachilla

1. n. Same as Rhachilla.



Definition of Rachilla

1. Noun. (botany) The part of a spikelet, in grasses and sedges, that bears the florets ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A rachis of secondary or higher order in leaves and ferns that are compound more than once. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rachilla

1. the central stalk of a grass spikelet [n -LAE]

Medical Definition of Rachilla

1. The main stem of a grass spikelet, above the glumes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rachilla

rache
raches
rachet
rachet up
racheted
racheting
rachets
rachi-
rachial
rachialgia
rachicentesis
rachides
rachidial
rachidian
rachigraph
rachilla (current term)
rachillae
rachillas
rachilysis
rachiocampsis
rachiocentesis
rachiochysis
rachiodont
rachiometer
rachiometers
rachiopagus
rachiopathy
rachioplegia
rachiotome

Literary usage of Rachilla

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"rachilla with hairs longer than flowering scales enveloping them. 71. Phragmites. rachilla and flowering scales glabrous, or if hairy the hairs shorter than ..."

2. A Text-book of Grasses with Especial Reference to the Economic Species of by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1914)
"The endosperm is hard and corneous or mealy according to the density of the starch-containing cells. 166. The rachilla is the axis of the spikelet. ..."

3. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"The rachilla lying in the longitudinal furrow at the back of the grain is short ... A, Base of barley grain showing the portion of the rachilla a. i and 2. ..."

4. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1884)
"Spikelets laterally compressed ; rachilla not produced beyond the uppermost glume. Glumes 6, uppermost only with a 2-sexual flower. ..."

5. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"rachilla not extending beyond the palet. Flowering scale awned. ... rachilla of the spikelets articulated below the empty scales, hence deciduous entire. ..."

6. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"rachilla not winged, naked or nearly so. Stems y¡ to 6 in. high 2. C. aristatus. rachilla clothed with the persistent, decurrent wings of the bractlets. .4. ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"A. rachilla or lemma bearing long hairs aa long as the lemma: tall reeds, в. ... rachilla or lemma glabrous or hairy, but the hairs shorter than the lemmas. ..."

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