replum

noun
rep·​lum | \ ˈrepləm \
plural repla\ -​lə \

Definition of replum

: a thin false dissepiment separating the two valves of some fruits (as siliques and some legumes) from which the valves fall away at maturity

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History and Etymology for replum

Latin, part of a door (probably bolt for covering the gap in a folding door), from replēre to fill up

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“Replum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replum. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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