anthodium

noun an·tho·di·um \anˈthōdēəm\

Definition of anthodium

plural

anthodia

\-dēə\
  1. 1 :  the capitulum in plants of the family Compositae, the involucre simulating a calyx and the rays when present resembling petals

  2. 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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