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lodicule

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noun lod·i·cule \ˈlä-di-ˌkyül\

Definition of lodicule

  1. :  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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