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.
Origin of stipes
< Latin stīpes;
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
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noun plural stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz) zoology
Derived Formsstipiform (ˈstaɪpɪˌfɔːm) or stipitiform (ˈstɪpɪtɪˌfɔːm), adjective
the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
any similar stemlike structure
Word Origin for stipes
C18: from Latin; see stipe
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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Word Origin and History for stipes
1785, from French stipe, from Latin stipes "log, post, tree trunk" (see stiff (adj.)).
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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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