cyathium

[sahy-ath-ee-uhm]
noun, plural cyathia [sahy-ath-ee-uh] . Botany.
an inflorescence consisting of a cup-shaped involucre enclosing an apetalous, pistillate flower surrounded by several staminate flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek kyáthion, diminutive of kýathos ladle

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cyathium
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: cyathiform
Next Definition: cyatholith
Words Near: cyathium
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for cyathium
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing cyathium
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
The glandular bracts below the cyathium are yellow, ovate and rounded at the base.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature