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staminode

staminodium (ˌstæmɪˈnəʊdɪəm)

/ (ˈstæmɪˌnəʊd) /
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noun plural -nodes or -nodia (-ˈnəʊdɪə)

a stamen that produces no pollen

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Word Origin for staminode

C19: from stamen + -ode 1
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