- a secondary stipule situated at the base of a leaflet of a compound leaf.
Origin of stipel
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In the normal leaf of this plant there is between the bases of the pinnæ, a small reddish gland or stipel?Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
- a small paired leaflike structure at the base of certain leaflets; secondary stipule
C19: via New Latin from Latin stipula, diminutive of stīpes a log