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staminodium

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noun sta·mi·no·di·um \ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-əm, ˌsta-\

Definition of staminodium

plural

staminodia

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  1. :  an abortive or sterile stamen



Origin and Etymology of staminodium

New Latin, from stamin- + -odium thing resembling, from Greek -ōdēs like


First Known Use: circa 1821


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