Definition of Involucel

1. n. A partial, secondary, or small involucre. See Illust. of Involucre.



Definition of Involucel

1. Noun. (botany) An involucre that forms at the base of a flower cluster within a compound inflorescence. ¹

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Definition of Involucel

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Medical Definition of Involucel

1. A secondary involucre, as the bracts subtending the secondary umbels in the family Umbelliferae. (19 Oct 1998)

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Literary usage of Involucel

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... has only one species, and is distinguished by having the bracts of its involucel grown together. officinale. Koch. ..."

2. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"... ii is called a general involucre ; at the base of a partial umbel it is a partial involucre or involucel, both of which are seen in the ..."

3. Wood's Illustrated Plant Record: With King's Check Tablets, for the Rapid ...by Alphonso Wood, Franklin Hiram King by Alphonso Wood, Franklin Hiram King (1877)
"... or head, or corymb, or a solitary flower, (a) involucel ; a whorl of bractlets surrounding a partial umbel, (c) Scales ; bracts composing the involucre ..."

4. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Iowa by T. J. Fitzpatrick (1899)
"involucel of 3 bractlets: carpels beaked: petals truncate. NAPAEA. ... involucel of 3 bractlets: seeds solitary, ascending, filling the cell. ..."

5. Gray's Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology by Asa Gray (1875)
"involucel of 3 bractlets or none. Petals truncate. Carpels beaked. 4. ... involucel of 3 bractlets. Seeds 2 in each cell, and with a transverse partition ..."

6. Leaves and Flowers, Or, Object Lessons in Botany: With a Flora : Prepared by Alphonso Wood (1891)
"Tree If. LAVATE'RA. a involucel of 3 distinct bractlets. Carpels 1-seeded. Mallow. ... 8 d involucel of many bractlets. Calyx split on one aide. Okra. ..."

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