variants or arillodium
plural -s
: a false aril : an aril originating from tissue in the region of the micropyle instead of from the funicle or chalaza of the ovule

Word History


arillode from aril + -ode; arillodium from New Latin, from arillus + -odium (from -odes -ode—from Greek -ōdēs— + -ium)

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“Arillode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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