staminodium

staminodium

[stam-uh-noh-dee-uhm]
noun, plural staminodia [stam-uh-noh-dee-uh] . Botany.
1.
a sterile or abortive stamen.
2.
a part resembling such a stamen.
Also, staminode [stam-uh-nohd] .


Origin:
1815–25; stamin- + -ode1 + -ium

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staminode or staminodium (ˈstæmɪˌnəʊd, ˌstæmɪˈnəʊdɪəm)
 
n , pl -nodes, -nodia
a stamen that produces no pollen
 
[C19: from stamen + -ode1]
 
staminodium or staminodium (ˈstæmɪˌnəʊd, ˌstæmɪˈnəʊdɪəm, -ˈnəʊdɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: from stamen + -ode1]

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