os·​te·​o·​col·​la | \ ˌästēōˈkälə\
plural -s

Definition of osteocolla

: a cellular incrustation of calcium carbonate on stems and roots of plants

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History and Etymology for osteocolla

modification (influenced by Greek kolla glue) of New Latin osteocollus, from oste- + -collus (from Greek kolla glue); from a belief that it could be used to join broken bones

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