lodicule

noun
lod·i·cule | \ˈlä-di-ˌkyül \

Definition of lodicule 

: one of usually two delicate membranous hyaline scales at the base of the ovary of a grass that by their swelling assist in anthesis

First Known Use of lodicule

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lodicule

Latin lodicula, diminutive of lodic-, lodix cover

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