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stipes

[stahy-peez] /ˈstaɪ piz/
noun, plural stipites
[stip-i-teez] /ˈstɪp ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Zoology. the second joint in a maxilla of crustaceans and insects.
2.
Botany, Mycology. a stipe.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin stīpes; see stipe

stipe

[stahyp] /staɪp/
noun
1.
Botany, Mycology. a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
2.
Zoology. a stemlike part, as a footstalk; stalk.
Origin
1775-85; < French < Latin stīpes post, tree trunk or branch, log
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Examples for stipes
  • Kelp stipes and blades cannot stand up on their own.
  • Many slender stipes are buoyed towards the surface with gas filled bulbs that have wide wrinkled blades at their end.
  • Native people used dried kelp stipes to make fishing line.
  • stipes are pigmented purple in distal part of stipe.
British Dictionary definitions for stipes

stipes

/ˈstaɪpiːz/
noun (zoology) (pl) stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz)
1.
the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
2.
the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
3.
any similar stemlike structure
Derived Forms
stipiform (ˈstaɪpɪˌfɔːm), stipitiform (ˈstɪpɪtɪˌfɔːm) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin; see stipe

stipe

/staɪp/
noun
1.
a stalk in plants that bears reproductive structures, esp the stalk bearing the cap of a mushroom
2.
the stalk that bears the leaflets of a fern or the thallus of a seaweed
3.
(zoology) any stalklike part; stipes
Word Origin
C18: via French from Latin stīpes tree trunk; related to Latin stīpāre to pack closely; see stiff
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stipes in Science
stipe
  (stīp)   
A supporting stalk or stemlike structure, especially the stalk of a pistil, the petiole of a fern frond, or the stalk that supports the cap of a mushroom.
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