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clinandrium

[ kli-nan-dree-uhm ]
/ klɪˈnæn dri əm /
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noun, plural cli·nan·dri·a [kli-nan-dree-uh]. /klɪˈnæn dri ə/.

a cavity in the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest; the androclinium.

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Origin of clinandrium

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at androclinium
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British Dictionary definitions for clinandrium

clinandrium
/ (klɪˈnændrɪəm) /

noun plural -dria (-drɪə)

botany a cavity in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower that contains the anthersAlso called: androclinium

Word Origin for clinandrium

C19: from New Latin, literally: bed for stamen, from Greek klinē couch + anēr man + -ium
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