Spadix meaning

spādĭks
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.
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A fleshy spike of tiny flowers, usually enclosed in a spathe.
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A fleshy spike of minute flowers, usually enclosed within a spathe, as in the arums.
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(botany) A fleshy spike (inflorescence) with reduced flowers, usually enclosed by a spathe.
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(zoology) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.
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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