involucel

noun

in·​vol·​u·​cel
ə̇nˈvälyəˌsel
plural -s
: a secondary involucre (as in each secondary umbel of a compound umbel)
involucellate
(¦)in¦välyə¦selə̇t
ən¦v-
adjective
or involucellated
(ˌ)⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈseˌlātə̇d

Word History

Etymology

New Latin involucellum, diminutive of involucrum

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“Involucel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/involucel. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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