elater

noun el·a·ter \ ˈe-lə-tər \

Definition of elater

:a plant structure functioning in the dispersal of spores: such as
a :one of the elongated filaments among the spores in the capsule of a liverwort
b :one of the filamentous appendages of the spores in the horsetails

Origin and Etymology of elater

New Latin, from Greek elatēr driver, from elaunein to drive


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