propagulum

noun

pro·​pag·​u·​lum
prōˈpagyələm
variants or propagule
plural propagula
-lə
or propagules
1
: a propagable shoot (as an offset)
2
: a reproductive structure in brown algae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin propagulum, from Latin propages layer (of a plant), slip + -ulum

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“Propagulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propagulum. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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