hypochil

noun

hy·​po·​chil
variants or hypochilium
ˌ⸗⸗+ˈkilēəm
plural -s
: the lower part of the labellum in orchids

Word History

Etymology

New Latin hypochilium, from hypo- + Greek cheilos lip + New Latin -ium

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“Hypochil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypochil. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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