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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