Arillode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arillode (Bot) A false aril; an aril originating from the micropyle instead of from the funicle or chalaza of the ovule. The mace of the nutmeg is an arillode.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arillode In botany, a false aril: sometimes applied to a form of aril which originates from the micropyle or raphe instead of at or below the hilum, as in the nutmeg. Also spelled arilode.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Arillus, + Gr. e'i^dos form

Usage

In literature:

This arillode, after growing downwards, may be reflected upwards so as to cover the micropyle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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