strophiole

noun
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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“Strophiole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strophiole. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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