polliniferous

polliniferous

[pol-uh-nif-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. producing or bearing pollen.
2.
Zoology. fitted for carrying pollen.
Also called polleniferous.


Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin pollin- (stem of pollen) pollen + -i- + -ferous

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polliniferous or polleniferous (ˌpɒlɪˈnɪfərəs)
 
adj
1.  producing pollen: polliniferous plants
2.  specialized for carrying pollen: the polliniferous legs of bees
 
polleniferous or polleniferous
 
adj

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