Spadix Definition

spādĭks
spadices, spadix
noun
A fleshy spike of tiny flowers, usually enclosed in a spathe.
Webster's New World

(zoology) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.

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Other Word Forms of Spadix

Noun

Singular:
spadix
Plural:
spadices

Origin of Spadix

  • Latin spādīx broken-off palm branch from Greek from spān to stretch

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

  • Via Latin from Ancient Greek, literally "palm branch."

    From Wiktionary

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