- 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
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- botany a cavity in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower that contains the anthersAlso called: androclinium
C19: from New Latin, literally: bed for stamen, from Greek klinē couch + anēr man + -ium