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Definition of epicormic

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Definition as written by claypa:

An epicormic sprout is a shoot that arises from latent or adventitious buds. Also known as a water sprout, they form on stems and branches, and suckers produced from the base of trees. In older wood, epicormic shoots can result from severe defoliation or radical pruning.

From the Greek epi, upon and kormos, a branchless tree trunk.

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