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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
, to recline
; see klei-
in Indo-European roots
) + New Latin -andrium
(from Greek anēr, andr-
; see -andry
, pl -dria
(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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