ochrea

[ok-ree-uh]

noun, plural och·re·ae [ok-ree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi/.


Nearby words

  1. ochone,
  2. ochozath,
  3. ochozias,
  4. ochratoxin,
  5. ochre,
  6. ochreous,
  7. ochroid,
  8. ochrometer,
  9. ochronosis,
  10. ochs

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British Dictionary definitions for ochrea

ochrea

ocrea

noun plural -reae (-rɪˌiː)

a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the stems of certain plants, formed from united stipules or leaf bases

Word Origin for ochrea

C19: from Latin ocrea greave, legging, of obscure origin

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