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xenia 1

Pronunciation: /ˈzēnēə/

noun

Botany
The influence or effect of pollen on the endosperm or embryo, resulting in hybrid characteristics in form, color, etc., of the derived seed.
Example sentences
  • This phenomenon of pollen affecting fruit characteristics has been known as xenia.
  • Taking full advantage of the glut, the flower-like polyps of xenia soft corals pulsated as they fed on the zooplankton delivered by the currents.
  • Xenia describes any immediate effect a pollen grain has on the germ or endosperm of seed plants.

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Syllabification: xe·ni·a

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Xenia 2

Pronunciation: /ˈzēnyə/
A commercial and industrial city in southwestern Ohio; population 27,357 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Xe·nia

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