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Meaning of PARAPHYSIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed
 

PARAPHYSIS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: fibril, filament, strand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*raph"y*sis\, n.; pl. {Paraphyses}. [NL., fr. Gr.
? beside + ? growth.] (Bot.)
A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and
antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other
flowerless plants.

 

 

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