arillode definition

  • noun:
    • A structure resembling an aril, which comes from the ovule as opposed to the stalk.
    • A structure resembling an aril, that comes through the ovule instead of the stalk.
    • A false aril; an aril originating from the micropyle rather than through the funicle or chalaza regarding the ovule. The mace associated with the nutmeg is an arillode.
    • A false aril; an aril from the micropyle in place of from funicle or chalaza associated with the ovule. The mace of nutmeg is an arillode.
    • In botany, a false aril: sometimes placed on a type of aril which comes from the micropyle or raphe as opposed to at or underneath the hilum, as in the nutmeg. Also spelled arilode.
    • In botany, a false aril: sometimes placed on a form of aril which originates from the micropyle or raphe instead of at or below the hilum, like in the nutmeg. Additionally spelled arilode.
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