ti·​gel·​la | \ tə̇ˈjelə \
variants: or tigelle \ -​ˈjel \
plural -s

Definition of tigella

: a short or rudimentary stem specifically : the hypocotyl sometimes together with the plumule

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Other Words from tigella

tigellate \ -​lə̇t \ adjective

History and Etymology for tigella

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

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“Tigella.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigella. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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