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

Word History


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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“Strophiole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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