Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[kli-nan-dree-uh m] /klɪˈnæn dri əm/
noun, plural clinandria
[kli-nan-dree-uh] /klɪˈnæn dri ə/ (Show IPA)
a cavity in the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest; the androclinium.
Origin of clinandrium
From New Latin, dating back to 1860-65; See origin at androclinium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for clinandrium


noun (pl) -dria (-drɪə)
(botany) a cavity in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower that contains the anthers Also called androclinium
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, literally: bed for stamen, from Greek klinē couch + anēr man + -ium
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for clinandrium

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for clinandrium

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for clinandrium