caulicle

noun

cau·​li·​cle
ˈkȯlə̇kəl
plural -s
: a rudimentary stem
specifically : the stem of an embryo or young seedling

Word History

Etymology

Latin cauliculus, diminutive of caulis stem, stalk

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“Caulicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caulicle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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