[ stahy-peez ]
/ ˈstaɪ piz /

noun, plural stip·i·tes [stip-i-teez] /ˈstɪp ɪˌtiz/.

Zoology. the second joint in a maxilla of crustaceans and insects.
Botany, Mycology. a stipe.



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Origin of stipes

1750–60; < Latin stīpes; see stipe

Definition for stipes (2 of 2)

[ stahyp ]
/ staɪp /


Botany, Mycology. a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
Zoology. a stemlike part, as a footstalk; stalk.

Origin of stipe

1775–85; < French < Latin stīpes post, tree trunk or branch, log Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stipes (1 of 2)

/ (ˈstaɪpiːz) /

noun plural stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz) zoology

the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
any similar stemlike structure

Derived forms of stipes

stipiform (ˈstaɪpɪˌfɔːm) or stipitiform (ˈstɪpɪtɪˌfɔːm), adjective

Word Origin for stipes

C18: from Latin; see stipe

British Dictionary definitions for stipes (2 of 2)

/ (staɪp) /


a stalk in plants that bears reproductive structures, esp the stalk bearing the cap of a mushroom
the stalk that bears the leaflets of a fern or the thallus of a seaweed
zoology any stalklike part; stipes

Word Origin for stipe

C18: via French from Latin stīpes tree trunk; related to Latin stīpāre to pack closely; see stiff
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Scientific definitions for stipes

[ stīp ]

A supporting stalk or stemlike structure, especially the stalk of a pistil, the petiole of a fern frond, or the stalk that supports the cap of a mushroom.
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