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[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
1860-65; < New Latin; see androclinium Unabridged
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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
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