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Definition of Botany
botany 10. (Mus.)
(a) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human
throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
(b) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat
nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.
(c) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which
moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but
little from the original key. --Moore (Encyc. of
Natural day, the space of twenty-four hours. --Chaucer.
Natural fats, Natural gas, etc. See under Fat, Gas.
Natural Harmony (Mus.), the harmony of the triad or common
Natural history, in its broadest sense, a history or
description of nature as a whole, incuding the sciences of
botany, zo["o]logy, geology, mineralogy,
paleontology, chemistry, and physics. In recent
usage the term is often restricted to the sciences of
botany and zo["o]logy collectively, and sometimes to the
science of zoology alone.
Natural law, that instinctive sense of justice and of right
and wrong, which is native in mankind, as distinguished
from specifically revealed divine law, and formulated
Natural modulation (Mus.), transition from one key to its
Natural order. (Nat. Hist.) See under order.
Natural person. (Law) See under person, n.
Natural philosophy, originally, the study of nature in
general; in modern usage, that branch of physical science,
commonly called physics, which treats of the phenomena
and laws of matter and considers those effects only which
are unaccompanied by any change of a chemical nature; --
contrasted with mental and moral philosophy.
Natural scale (Mus.), a scale which is written without
flats or sharps. Model would be a preferable term, as less
likely to mislead, the so-called artificial scales (scales
represented by the use of flats and sharps) being equally
natural with the so-called natural scale
Natural science, natural history, in its broadest sense; --
used especially in contradistinction to mental or moral
Natural selection (Biol.), a supposed operation of natural
laws analogous, in its operation and results, to designed
selection in breeding plants and animals, and resulting in
the survival of the fittest. The theory of natural
selection supposes that this has been brought about mainly
by gradual changes of environment which have led to
corresponding changes of structure, and that those forms
which have become so modified as to be best adapted to the
changed environment have tended to survive and leave
similarly adapted descendants, while those less perfectly
adapted have tended to die out though lack of fitness for
the environment, thus resulting in the survival of the
fittest. See Darwinism.
Natural system (Bot. & Zo["o]l.), a classification based
upon real affinities, as shown in the structure of all
parts of the organisms, and by their embryology.
It should be borne in mind that the natural system
of botany is natural only in the constitution of its
genera, tribes, orders, etc., and in its grand
Natural theology, or Natural religion, that part of
theological science which treats of those evidences of the
existence and attributes of the Supreme Being which are
exhibited in nature; -- distinguished from revealed
religion. See Quotation under Natural, a., 3.
Natural vowel, the vowel sound heard in urn, furl, sir,
her, etc.; -- so called as being uttered in the easiest
open position of the mouth organs. See Neutral vowel,
under Neutral and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect] 17.
Syn: See Native. BotanyBotany Bot"a*ny, n.; pl. Botanies. [F. botanique, a. & n.,
fr. Gr. ? botanic, fr. ? herb, plant, fr. ? to feed, graze.]
1. The science which treats of the structure of plants, the
functions of their parts, their places of growth, their
classification, and the terms which are employed in their
description and denomination. See Plant.
2. A book which treats of the science of botany.
Note: Botany is divided into various departments; as,
Structural Botany, which investigates the structure and
organic composition of plants;
Physiological Botany, the study of their functions and
Systematic Botany, which has to do with their
classification, description, nomenclature, etc.
Meaning of Botany from wikipedia
, also called plant
science(s), plant biology
or phytology, is the science
life and a branch
of biology. A botanist, plant scientist
Bay, an open oceanic
embayment, is located
in Sydney, New South
Wales, Australia, 13 km (8 mi) south
of the Sydney central business
are leaf-like petioles
Leaf size Sinus Leaflet
) and Rachis Petiole
) and Plant
are flattened stems
- In botany
, a peduncle
is a stem supporting
an inflorescence, or after
fecundation, an infructescence. The peduncle
is a stem, usually
of leaf morphology Glossary
) Evolutionary history
of leaves Evolutionary development
) Phylum, or division
) Subphylum, or subdivision
) Infraphylum, or infradivision
and are sold off as animal
feed. MacGillavray, William
of Botany London
1840. p. 36 "Malt culms, malt sprouts, malt coombs". Animal
- In botany
, a whorl
is an arrangement
of sepals, petals, leaves, sti****s or branches
from a single point
- In botany
, a berry
is a fleshy fruit without
a stone produced
from a single flower containing
one ovary. Berries
so defined include
grapes, currants, and...
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