Exostema

noun Ex·o·ste·ma \ ˌeksəˈstēmə \

Definition of Exostema

: a genus of tropical American trees or shrubs (family Rubiaceae) with small salverform white flowers and capsular fruits — see princewood

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Origin and Etymology of exostema

New Latin, from exo- + Late Greek stēma stamen, from Greek, shaft, from histanai to cause to stand; from the exserted stamens


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