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Meaning of SPADIX

Pronunciation:  'speydiks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe
 

SPADIX is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: axis, spike

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spa"dix\, n.; pl. L. {Spadices}, E. {Spadixes}. [L., a
palm branch broken off, with its fruit, Gr. ?.]
1. (Bot.) A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a
   leaf called a spathe.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a
   modification of the posterior tentacles.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A spikelike inflorescence with a stout, often succulent main stem.
 

 

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