Strophiole

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strophiole (Bot) A crestlike excrescence about the hilum of certain seeds; a caruncle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strophiole In botany, an appendage produced from the hilum of certain seeds, of the same origin as a true aril, but less developed. Sometimes used interchangeably with caruncle, from which it clearly differs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strophiole strof′i-ōl (bot.) an aril-like appendage growing from the raphe in the fruits of Viola, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strophiolum, a little chaplet, dim. of strophium, a band, Gr. , dim. of a twisted band: cf. F. strophiole,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. strophion, dim. of strophos, a twisted band.