propagule
noun Etymology: New Latin propagulum, from Latin propages slip Date: 1858 a structure (as a cutting, a seed, or a spore) that propagates a plant

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  • propagule — [ prɔpagyl ] n. f. • 1815; lat. mod. propagulum, de propago « bouture », de propagare « propager » ♦ Bot. Petit amas pluricellulaire chlorophyllien, élaboré par certaines bryophytes. Les propagules assurent la reproduction végétative des mousses …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • propagule — [präp′ə gyo͞ol΄] n. any plant organ or part, as a spore, seed or cutting, used to propagate a new plant …   English World dictionary

  • Propagule — Propagules sur le bord d une feuille de Bryophyllum. Une propagule (du latin propagulum) est un organe de dissémination (propagation) et de reproduction. On ne parle de propagule que quand il ne s agit pas de fruits ou d individus issus de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Propagule — A propagule is any plant material used for the purpose of plant propagation. In asexual reproduction, a propagule may be a woody, semi hardwood, or softwood cutting, leaf section, or any number of other plant parts. In sexual reproduction, a… …   Wikipedia

  • propagule — /prop euh gyoohl /, n. Bot., Mycol. any structure capable of being propagated or acting as an agent of reproduction. Also, propagulum /proh pag yeuh leuhm/. [1855 60; < NL propagulum, deriv. of propago shoot, runner; see PROPAGATE, ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • propagule — noun A reproductive particle released by an organism that may germinate into another …   Wiktionary

  • propagule — (pro pa gu l ) s. m. Terme de botanique. Gemme simple pouvant reproduire un végétal.    Drageon pourvu de bourgeons et susceptible de prendre racine. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Propager …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • propagule — [ prɒpəgju:l] noun Botany a detachable structure that can give rise to a new plant, e.g. a bud, sucker, or spore. Origin C19: from mod. L. propagulum small shoot , dimin. of propago shoot, runner …   English new terms dictionary

  • propagule —   Any part of a plant capable of independently giving rise to a new plant, e.g. seeds, offsets, and suckers in cycads …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • propagule — prop·a·gule …   English syllables

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