stipites

stipes

[stahy-peez]
noun, plural stipites [stip-i-teez] .
1.
Zoology. the second joint in a maxilla of crustaceans and insects.
2.
Botany, Mycology. a stipe.

Origin:
1750–60; < Latin stīpes; see stipe

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stipes (ˈstaɪpiːz)
 
n , pl stipites
1.  the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
2.  the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
3.  any similar stemlike structure
 
[C18: from Latin; see stipe]
 
stipiform
 
adj
 
stipitiform
 
adj

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stipe   (stīp)  Pronunciation Key 
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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