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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