staminodium

[ stam-uh-noh-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌstæm əˈnoʊ di əm /

noun, plural stam·i·no·di·a [stam-uh-noh-dee-uh] /ˌstæm əˈnoʊ di ə/. Botany.

a sterile or abortive stamen.
a part resembling such a stamen.

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Also stam·i·node [stam-uh-nohd] /ˈstæm əˌnoʊd/.

Origin of staminodium

First recorded in 1815–25; stamin- + -ode1 + -ium
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