anthodium

anthodium

[an-thoh-dee-uhm]
noun, plural anthodia [an-thoh-dee-uh] . Botany.
a flower head or capitulum, especially the head of a composite plant.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek anthṓd(ēs) flowerlike (ánth(os) a flower + -ōdēs -ode1) + Latin -ium -ium

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anthodium (ænˈθəʊdɪəm)
 
n , pl -dia
botany another name for capitulum
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flower-like, from anthos flower + -ōdēs-oid]

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