Anthodium
Anthodium An*tho"di*um, n. [NL., from Gr. ? like flowers, flowery; 'a`nqos flower + e'i^dos form.] (Bot.) The inflorescence of a compound flower in which many florets are gathered into a involucrate head. [1913 Webster]

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  • Anthodĭum — (Bot.), gemeinschaftliche Blumenhüne der zusammengesetzten, einen Blüthenkopf bildenden Blumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anthodĭum — (griech.), Blütenkörbchen, s. Blütenstand …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • anthodium — [an thō′dē əm] n. pl. anthodia [an thō′dēə] [ModL < Gr anthōdēs, flowerlike < anthos: see ANTHO ] the flower head or bracts of a composite plant, as in daisies or asters …   English World dictionary

  • anthodium — /an thoh dee euhm/, n., pl. anthodia / dee euh/. Bot. a flower head or capitulum, esp. the head of a composite plant. See illus. under inflorescence. [1855 60; < NL < Gk anthód(es) flowerlike (ánth(os) a flower + odes ODE1) + L ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthodium — an·tho·di·um …   English syllables

  • anthodium — /ænˈθoʊdiəm/ (say an thohdeeuhm) noun (plural anthodia /ænˈθoʊdiə/ (say an thohdeeuh)) a flower head or capitulum. {New Latin, from Greek anthōdēs flower like + ium} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anthodium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cephalanthium — Ceph a*lan thi*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? + ? flower.] (Bot.) Same as {Anthodium}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Floret — Flo ret, n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF. lor, F. fleur. See {Flower}, and cf. {Floweret}, 3d {Ferret}.] 1. (Bot.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terminology for Asteraceae — NOTOC accrescent *Growing larger after flowering.1913] achene *achene *A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; called a naked seed by the earlier botanists. *small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed… …   Wikipedia

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