Staminode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Staminode stăm"ĭ*nōd (Bot) A staminodium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n staminode Same as staminodium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Staminode an abortive stamen
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stamen (pl. stamina)—stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

One of the staminodes forms a large purple three-lobed lip.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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