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n. pl. cli·nan·dri·a (-drē-ə) Botany
A hollow containing the anther in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower.

[New Latin clīnandrium : Greek klīnē, couch (from klīnein, to recline; see klei- in Indo-European roots) + New Latin -andrium, stamen (from Greek anēr, andr-, man; see -andry).]


n, pl -dria (-drɪə)
(Botany) botany a cavity in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower that contains the anthers. Also called: androclinium
[C19: from New Latin, literally: bed for stamen, from Greek klinē couch + anēr man + -ium]
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