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staminodium

[stam-uh-noh-dee-uh m] /ˌstæm əˈnoʊ di əm/
noun, plural staminodia
[stam-uh-noh-dee-uh] /ˌstæm əˈnoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany.
1.
a sterile or abortive stamen.
2.
a part resembling such a stamen.
Also, staminode
[stam-uh-nohd] /ˈstæm əˌnoʊd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of staminodium
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; stamin- + -ode1 + -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for staminode

staminode

/ˈstæmɪˌnəʊd/
noun (pl) -nodes, -nodia (-ˈnəʊdɪə)
1.
a stamen that produces no pollen
Word Origin
C19: from stamen + -ode1
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