stylopodium

[ stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌstaɪ ləˈpoʊ di əm /
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noun, plural sty·lo·po·di·a [stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌstaɪ ləˈpoʊ di ə/. Botany.

a glandular disk or expansion surmounting the ovary and supporting the styles in plants of the parsley family.

Nearby words

  1. stylomastoid vein,
  2. stylometry,
  3. stylopharyngeal muscle,
  4. stylophone,
  5. stylopize,
  6. stylops,
  7. stylostixis,
  8. stylus,
  9. stymie,
  10. stymphalian birds

Origin of stylopodium

From New Latin, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at stylo-1, -podium

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British Dictionary definitions for stylopodium

stylopodium

/ (ˌstaɪləˈpəʊdɪəm) /

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)

botany a swelling at the base of the style in umbelliferous plants

Word Origin for stylopodium

C19: New Latin, from Greek stulos pillar + -podium

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