propagulum

noun pro·pag·u·lum \ prōˈpagyələm \
variants: or propagule \ˈpräpəˌgyül\

Definition of propagulum

plural propagula \-lə\ or propagules
1 :a propagable shoot (as an offset)
2 :a reproductive structure in brown algae

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Origin and Etymology of propagulum

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


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