lodicule


lod·i·cule

noun \ˈlä-di-ˌkyül\

Definition of LODICULE

:  one of usually two delicate membranous hyaline scales at the base of the ovary of a grass that by their swelling assist in anthesis

Origin of LODICULE

Latin lodicula, diminutive of lodic-, lodix cover
First Known Use: 1864

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