Pollinium meaning

pŏ-lĭnē-əm
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A coherent mass of pollen grains typically transferred as a unit during pollination, found in the flowers of certain plants such as orchids and milkweeds.
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(bot.) A mass of pollen grains stuck together and transferred as a whole in pollination, often by an insect.
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A mass or packet of pollen grains specialized for transfer to other flowers as a unit by pollinating insects. Orchids and milkweeds produce pollinia.
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(palynology) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids, which is dispersed as a single unit during pollination.
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Origin of pollinium

  • New Latin from pollen pollin- pollen pollinate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition