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staminode

Saltos de línea: stam¦in|ode
Pronunciación: /ˈstamɪnəʊd
 
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Definición de staminode en inglés:

sustantivo

Botany
A sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther.
Example sentences
  • The cocoa flower has five free sepals, five free petals, five staminodes, five stamens and an ovary of five united carpels.
  • In abnormal male flowers, stamens develop as carpelloid structures, whilst in abnormal female flowers, the staminodes (vestigial stamens) develop as pseudocarpel structures.
  • Pistillate flowers have the same perianth but the number of parts is more variable; staminodes are well developed with or without a rudimentary anther.

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