Definition of anthodium
1 : the capitulum in plants of the family Compositae, the involucre simulating a calyx and the rays when present resembling petals
2 : the involucre in the Compositae
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Origin and Etymology of anthodium
New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flowerlike (from anth- 1anth- + -eidēs -oid) + New Latin -ium
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