va·​ginu·​la | \ vəˈjinyələ, -jīn- \
plural vaginulae\ -​əˌlē \

Definition of vaginula

1 : the part of the archegonium of a moss enveloping the base of the embryo or seta after the upper part has been torn away
2 : a small theca

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Other Words from vaginula

vaginulate \ -​ˌlāt , -​ə̇t \ adjective

History and Etymology for vaginula

borrowed from New Latin, from Latin vāgīna “sheath, scabbard” + -ula, diminutive suffix

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“Vaginula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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