plumule

[ploom-yool]
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Origin of plumule

1720–30; < New Latin, Latin plūmula. See plume, -ule
Related formsplu·mu·lar [ploom-yuh-ler] /ˈplum yə lər/, adjective
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plumule

noun
  1. the embryonic shoot of seed-bearing plants
  2. a down feather of young birds that persists in some adults

Word Origin for plumule

C18: from Late Latin plūmula a little feather
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plumule in Science

plumule

[plōōmyōōl]
  1. The young shoot of a plant embryo, situated above the cotyledons and consisting of the epicotyl and often of immature leaves. See more at germination.
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