|—n , pl spadices|
|a racemose inflorescence having many small sessile flowers borne on a fleshy stem, the whole usually being surrounded by a spathe: typical of aroid plants|
|[C18: from Latin: pulled-off branch of a palm, with its fruit, from Greek: torn-off frond; related to Greek span to pull off]|
|spadix (spā'dĭks) Pronunciation Key
Plural spadices (spā'dĭ-sēz')
A fleshy spike of minute flowers, usually enclosed within a spathe, as in the arums.