Botanical Words Alphabetical List - MA
MACROPHYLLOUS: Having large leaves, usually with many veins.
MACROPODOUS: Having a long stalk or stem; (of a plant embryo) having a large or long hypocotyl.
MACROPORE: A large, non-capillary pore found in soil through which water drains by gravity.
MACULATION: Spotting or marking.
MAGNESIUM: An element found in combination in minerals; in plants, located either in the seeds or in the chlorophyll.
MALATHION: A man-made insecticide that is effective in destroying a wide range of garden pests, such as aphids, scale and mites.
MALE: Having flowers that do not produce fruit or seed and only contain stamens.
MAMMILLATE: Having nipple-shaped protuberances.
MARCESCENT: Withering, but not falling off. (Refers to a plant part.)
MARGINAL FARMLAND: 1. Surface soil that is only a few inches deep. 2. Land repeatedly farmed without benefit of humus or chemical replacements.
MARL: An earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcium carbonate; used for liming acid soil.
MARROW: 1. The pith of plants. 2. The pulp of fruits.
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