anthodium

noun
an·​tho·​di·​um | \ anˈthōdēəm \
plural anthodia\ -​dēə \

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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History and Etymology for anthodium

New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flowerlike (from anth- anth- entry 1 + -eidēs -oid) + New Latin -ium

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“Anthodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthodium. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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