Aril Ar"il, ||Arillus A*ril"lus, n. [From LL. arilli dry grapes, perh. fr. L. aridus dry: cf. F,. arille.] (Bot.) A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed of the white water lily. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • aril — ARÍL s.m. (chim.) Radical organic monovalent rezultat dintr o hidrocarbură aromatică prin îndepărtarea unui atom de hidrogen. – Din fr. aryle. Trimis de romac, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  aríl (chim.) s. m., pl. aríle Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • aril — (n.) accessory covering of seeds, 1794, from Mod.L. arillus, from M.L. arilli, Sp. arillos dried grapes, raisins …   Etymology dictionary

  • aril — àrīl m <G aríla> DEFINICIJA kem. jednovalentni aromataski radikal (npr. fenil C6H5 ) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • aril- — statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vienvalentė aromatinė grupė. santrumpa( os) Ar atitikmenys: angl. aryl rus. арил …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aril — [ar′il, er′il] n. [ModL arillus < ML, dried grape < L aridus, ARID] an additional covering that forms on certain seeds after fertilization, developing from the stalk of the ovule arillate [ar′ə lāt΄, er΄ə lāt΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Aril — Distinguish from aryl, which is a type of organic chemical radical. An aril (or arillus) is any specialized outgrowth from the funiculus (attachment point of the seed) (or hilum ) that covers or is attached to the seed. It is sometimes applied to …   Wikipedia

  • aril — arilloid, adj. /ar il/, n. Bot. a usually fleshy appendage or covering of certain seeds, as of the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, or the nutmeg. [1785 95; < NL arillus; ML: grape seed, prob. erroneously for armillus, with same sense; cf. Upper… …   Universalium

  • aril — noun Etymology: probably from New Latin arillus, from Medieval Latin, raisin, grape seed Date: 1794 an exterior covering or appendage of some seeds (as of the yew) that develops after fertilization as an outgrowth from the ovule stalk • arillate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aril — noun A tissue surrounding the seed in certain fruits …   Wiktionary

  • ARIL — Automated Return Item List (Governmental » Military) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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