stroph·i·ole | \-ēˌōl\
plural -s

Definition of strophiole 

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

2 : caruncle

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History and Etymology for 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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