am·​phi·​gas·​tri·​um | \ -ˈgastrēəm \
plural amphigastria\ -​rēə \

Definition of amphigastrium

: one of the small appressed stipulelike leaves on the ventral side of the stem in certain liverworts — compare jungermanniales

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First Known Use of amphigastrium

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphigastrium

New Latin, from amphi- + gastr- + -ium

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“Amphigastrium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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