plan·​tu·​la | \ ˈplanchələ \
plural plantulae\ -​chəˌlē \

Definition of plantula

: a small structure resembling a cushion found on the ventral surface of the tarsal segments of most insects

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plantular \ -​chələ(r) \ adjective

History and Etymology for plantula

New Latin, diminutive of Latin planta sole of the foot

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“Plantula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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