clypeole

noun clyp·e·ole \ -ˌōl \
variants: or less commonly clypeola \klə̇ˈpēələ\

Definition of clypeole

plural clypeoles \-lz\ or clypeolae \-əˌlē\
:one of the shield-shaped sporophylls composing the fertile spike in members of the genus Equisetum

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Origin and Etymology of clypeole

New Latin clypeola, from Latin clypeus round shield + -ola -ole


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