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Meaning of LABELLUM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\La*bel"lum\, n.; pl. L. {Labella}, E. {Labellums}.
[L., dim. of labrum lip.]
1. (Bot.) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an
   orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small appendage beneath the upper lip or
   labrum of certain insects.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A lip; in orchids, the distinctive median petal that serves as an alighting platform for pollinating insects.
 

 

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