pollinium[pə lin′ē əm]
pollinium definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. pollinia
Bot. a mass of pollen grains stuck together and transferred as a whole in pollination, often by an insect
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin pollen: see pollen
pollinium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. pol·lin·i·a
A mass of coherent pollen grains, found in the flowers of orchids and milkweeds.
Origin: New Latin, from pollen, pollin-, pollen; see pollinate.
pollinium - Science Definition
Plural pollinia pollinia
A mass or packet of pollen grains specialized for transfer to other flowers as a unit by pollinating insects. Orchids and milkweeds produce pollinia.