strophiole

noun stroph·i·ole \-ēˌōl\

Definition of strophiole

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an excrescence like a crest about the hilum of some seeds (as of spurge)

  2. 2 :  caruncle

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Origin and Etymology of strophiole

New Latin strophiolum, from Latin, small wreath, diminutive of strophium breastband, headband, from Greek strophion, from diminutive of strophos twisted band, cord


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