plural anthodia
: the capitulum in plants of the family Compositae, the involucre simulating a calyx and the rays when present resembling petals
: the involucre in the Compositae

Word History


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

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“Anthodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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