involucel definition

  • noun:
    • A secondary involucre, as during the base of an umbel within a compound umbel.
    • An involucre that types in the base of a flower group within a compound inflorescence.
    • A partial, secondary, or small involucre. See Illust. of involucre.
    • In botany, a secondary involucre in a compound cluster of flowers, as in many of the Umbellifer√¶. See cut under inflorescence (fig. 9).

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