noun, plural spa·di·ces [spey-dahy-seez, spey-duh-seez] /speɪˈdaɪ siz, ˈspeɪ dəˌsiz/. Botany.
Origin of spadix
Examples from the Web for spadix
The pistillate flowers are clustered round the bottom of the spadix, and consist of a number of sessile ovaries.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Previous to the sudden bursting, about sunset, of the spathe containing the spadix, there is an accumulation of heat therein.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
When the spadix is compound or branching, as in palms, there are smaller spathes, surrounding separate parts of the inflorescence.
Compared with the skull of spadix, that of the male, and the female, of primulina averages smaller in every part measured.
Indeed, animals from as far east as Beaver Dam itself might be thought of as showing some approach to spadix.