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anthodium

[ an-thoh-dee-uhm ]
/ ænˈθoʊ di əm /
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noun, plural an·tho·di·a [an-thoh-dee-uh]. /ænˈθoʊ di ə/. Botany.

a flower head or capitulum, especially the head of a composite plant.

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Origin of anthodium

1855–60; <New Latin <Greek anthṓd(ēs) flowerlike (ánth(os) a flower + -ōdēs-ode1) + Latin -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for anthodium

anthodium
/ (ænˈθəʊdɪəm) /

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)

botany another name for capitulum (def. 1)

Word Origin for anthodium

C19: from New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flower-like, from anthos flower + -ōdēs -oid
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