propagulum

noun
pro·​pag·​u·​lum | \ prōˈpagyələm \
variants: or propagule \ ˈpräpəˌgyül How to pronounce propagulum (audio) \
plural propagula\ -​lə \ or propagules

Definition of propagulum

1 : a propagable shoot (as an offset)
2 : a reproductive structure in brown algae

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History and Etymology for propagulum

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 29 Nov. 2021.

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