clypeole

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

clypeola

\klə̇ˈpēələ\

Definition of clypeole

plural

clypeoles

\-lz\ or

clypeolae

\-əˌlē\
  1. :  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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