Definition of Lodicule

1. n. One of the two or three delicate membranous scales which are next to the stamens in grasses.



Definition of Lodicule

1. Noun. (botany) A small scale at the base of the ovary of a flower of a grass ¹

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Definition of Lodicule

1. a scale at the base of the ovary of a grass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lodicule

1. One of a pair of tiny scales in a grass floret, between the lemma and the fertile parts of the flower, which may be reduced perianth segments. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lodicule

lodgepole pine
lodgepole pines
lodgepoles
lodger
lodgers
lodges
lodgest
lodgeth
lodging
lodging house
lodgings
lodgment
lodgments
lodicula
lodiculae
lodicule (current term)
lodicules
lodranite
lods
loeffler pneumonia
loellingite
loellingites
loess
loessal
loesses
loessial
loeven's larva
loewite
lofe
lofendazam

Literary usage of Lodicule

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1. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"... glume is the lemma; the additional glume in the Paniceae (the so-called third glume) is the sterile lemma; palet and lodicule are used as heretofore. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Universal Reference Library Comprising the ...by Scientific American, inc by Scientific American, inc (1905)
"The lodicule, which stands in front of the flowering glume, is very small, ... At flowering time, the lodicule becomes greatly swollen, and by this means ..."

3. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... glu'mal, characterized by having a glume ; Glum- el'la, Olu'melle, (1) the palea of grasses ; (2) the lodicule of the same (Richard) ..."

4. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1908)
"... pistil, nens, and lodicules ; 12, pistil and lodicules; 13, pistil ; 14, lodicule. All enlarged. Figs 1 to 10, from Wood's 4406 ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Professor E. Hackel, however, regards this as an undivided second pale, which in the majority of the grasses is split in halves, and the posterior lodicule, ..."

6. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"A single scale or lodicule is enlarged to fifty diameters at Fig. ... lodicule from base of Wheat grain. Enlarged 50 diameters. their base, ..."

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