pollinium
noun (plural pollinia) Etymology: New Latin, from pollin- Date: 1862 a coherent mass of pollen grains often with a stalk bearing an adhesive disk that clings to insects

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  • Pollinium — Pol*lin i*um, n.; pl. {Pollinia}. [{NL}. See {Pollen}.] (Bot.) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollinium — Pollinium, or plural pollinia, is a coherent mass of pollen grains. They are the product of only one anther, but are transferred, during pollination, as a single unit. This is regularly seen in various plants, such as orchids and many species of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pollinĭum — (lat.), s. Pollen, S. 107 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pollinium —   [zu lateinisch pollen, pollinis »Mehlstaub«] das, s/...ni |en, Pollenkörbchen, zusammenhängende Pollenmasse einer Staubbeutelhälfte (Theka) bei verschiedenen Blütenpflanzen, die geschlossen von Blüten besuchenden Insekten verschleppt wird (z. B …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pollinium — ⇒ Pollenkitt …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • pollinium — [pə lin′ē əm] n. pl. pollinia [pə lin′ēə] [ModL < L pollen: see POLLEN] Bot. a mass of pollen grains stuck together and transferred as a whole in pollination, often by an insect …   English World dictionary

  • Pollinium — Breitblättrige Stendelwurz gut zu erkennen sind die Narbe, darüber die Klebdrüse und die unter der Antherenkappe hervortretenden Pollinien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pollinium — …   Википедия

  • pollinium — /peuh lin ee euhm/, n., pl. pollinia / lin ee euh/. Bot. an agglutinated mass or body of pollen grains, characteristic of plants of the orchid and milkweed families. [1860 65; < NL, equiv. to pollin (s. of pollen) POLLEN + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • pollinium — noun A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids, which is dispersed as a single unit during pollination. Syn: polyad See Also: pollinarium …   Wiktionary

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