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[stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh m]
noun, plural sty·lo·po·di·a [stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌstaɪ ləˈpoʊ di ə/. Botany.
  1. a glandular disk or expansion surmounting the ovary and supporting the styles in plants of the parsley family.
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Origin of stylopodium

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

  • Stylopodium, an epigynous disk, or an enlargement at the base of the style.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • The base of the styles is frequently thickened and cushion-like, and called the stylopodium.

  • Fruit ovate, glabrous, with equal filiform ribs, and no oil-tubes; stylopodium conical and prominent; seed nearly terete.

British Dictionary definitions for stylopodium


noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. botany a swelling at the base of the style in umbelliferous plants
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Word Origin for stylopodium

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