amylum star


Definition of amylum star

: a star-shaped propagative body densely filled with starch and formed about the lower nodes of certain stoneworts

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First Known Use of amylum star

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Amylum star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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