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

Word History


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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“Osteocolla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteocolla. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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