intercalary

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin intercalārius, from intercalāris, from intercalō, from inter (among) + calō (call out, proclaim).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪnt.ɚˈkæl.ɚ.i/, /ɪnˈtɝː.kə.lɛr.i/
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intercalary (not comparable)

  1. (of a time period) inserted between others; leap
  2. (botany) of a meristem: situated between zones of permanent tissue, thus a shoot growing at the base of a leaf, in comparison with apical growth at the tip of a root or plant.

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