noun, plural spa·di·ces [spey-dahy-seez, spey-duh-seez]. /speɪˈdaɪ siz, ˈspeɪ dəˌsiz/. Botany.
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Origin of spadix
Words nearby spadix
Example sentences from the Web for spadix
The pistillate flowers are clustered round the bottom of the spadix, and consist of a number of sessile ovaries.
These creep down the spadix, passing through the narrow neck into the closed compartment below.
The whole of the spadix is surrounded by a large bract or spathe which is contracted a little distance above its base.
Flowers moncious or by abortion dicious, covering only the base of the spadix, which is elongated and naked above.
Flowers moncious, thickly covering the long and tapering spadix throughout (or only its apex naked).