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anthodium

[an-thoh-dee-uh m] /ænˈθoʊ di əm/
noun, plural anthodia
[an-thoh-dee-uh] /ænˈθoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
a flower head or capitulum, especially the head of a composite plant.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin < Greek anthṓd(ēs) flowerlike (ánth(os) a flower + -ōdēs -ode1) + Latin -ium -ium
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anthodium

/ænˈθəʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
1.
(botany) another name for capitulum (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flower-like, from anthos flower + -ōdēs-oid
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