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a·chene

also a·kene  (ā-kēn′)
n.
A small, dry, indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a thin wall, as in a sunflower.

[New Latin achēnium : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + Greek khainein, to yawn.]

a·che′ni·al (-nē-əl) adj.
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achene

(əˈkiːn) or

akene

n
(Botany) a dry one-seeded indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall. It may be smooth, as in the buttercup, or feathery, as in clematis. Also called: achenium
[C19: from New Latin achaenium that which does not yawn or open, from a-1 + Greek khainein to yawn]
aˈchenial, aˈkenial adj
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a•chene

(eɪˈkin, əˈkin)

n.
any small, dry, hard, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit.
[1835–45; < New Latin achaenium=a- a-6 + Greek chaín(ein) to gape + New Latin -ium -ium2]
a•che′ni•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.achene - small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wallachene - small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
key fruit, samara, key - a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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reznicekii differs in a combination of characters including conspicuously compressed culms (3 to over 5 times wider than thick) and stylopodium sessile on a thin annular base which is part of the achenium summit.
Achenium atrobrunneum, ellipticum ad obovatum, corpus 1.2-1.6 mm longum, 0.7-1 mm latum, stipes 0.5-1 mm longum.
Achenium 3-3.6 mm longum, 1-1.6 mm latum, brunneum, apicem stramineum valde incrassatum; rachilla 8-11 mm longa, exserta pars 4-5.6 mm longa.