osteocolla

noun os·te·o·col·la \ˌästēōˈkälə\

Definition of osteocolla

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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