tigella

noun

ti·​gel·​la
tə̇ˈjelə
variants or tigelle
-ˈjel
plural -s
: a short or rudimentary stem
specifically : the hypocotyl sometimes together with the plumule
tigellate
-lə̇t
adjective

Word History

Etymology

tigella, New Latin, from French tigelle; tigelle from French, diminutive of tige stem, stalk

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“Tigella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigella. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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