lodicule


lodicule

lodicule [lod-i-kyool] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Botany. one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of lodicule 1860–65; New Latin lōdīcula, diminutive of Latin lōdīx (stem lōdīc-) blanket, rug; see -ule Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lodicule Historical Examples of lodicule

  • Lodicule, one of the scales answering to perianth-leaves in Grass-flowers.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for lodicule lodicule noun any of two or three minute scales at the base of the ovary in grass flowers that represent the corolla Word Origin for lodicule C19: from Latin lōdīcula, diminutive of lōdix blanket Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 lodicule in Science lodicule [lŏd′ĭ-kyōōl′] One of two or three small rounded bodies at the base of the carpel of a grass flower. The swelling of the lodicules forces apart the flower’s bracts, exposing the flower’s reproductive organs. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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