coleoptile[kō′lē äp′til, käl′ē-]
Origin: Modern Latin coleoptilum ; from Classical Greek koleos, sheath plush ptilon, feather, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form pti-, variant, variety of base an unverified form pet-: see feather
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Origin: From New Latin coleoptilum : Greek koleon, sheath; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots + Greek ptilon, plume; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
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