staminodium

[ stam-uh-noh-dee-uhm ]

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

  2. a part resembling such a stamen.

Origin of staminodium

1
First recorded in 1815–25; stamin- + -ode1 + -ium
  • Also stam·i·node [stam-uh-nohd]. /ˈstæm əˌnoʊd/.

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