clinandria

clinandrium

[kli-nan-dree-uhm]
noun, plural clinandria [kli-nan-dree-uh] .
a cavity in the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest; the androclinium.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin; see androclinium

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clinandrium (klɪˈnændrɪəm)
 
n , pl -dria
botany Also called: androclinium a cavity in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower that contains the anthers
 
[C19: from New Latin, literally: bed for stamen, from Greek klinē couch + anēr man + -ium]

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