noun \ˈe-lə-tər\

Definition of ELATER

:  a plant structure functioning in the dispersal of spores: as
a :  one of the elongated filaments among the spores in the capsule of a liverwort
b :  one of the filamentous appendages of the spores in the horsetails

Origin of ELATER

New Latin, from Greek elatēr driver, from elaunein to drive
First Known Use: 1830


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