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n. pl. nec·ta·ries
A nectar-secreting structure located either within a flower or on a leaf or other part of a plant.
[New Latin nectārium, from nectar.]
nec·tar′i·al (-târ′ē-əl) adj.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Botany) any of various glandular structures secreting nectar that occur in the flowers, leaves, stipules, etc, of a plant
2. (Zoology) any of the abdominal tubes in aphids through which honeydew is secreted
[C18: from New Latin nectarium, from nectar]
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nec•ta•ry(ˈnɛk tə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
an organ or part of a plant that secretes nectar.
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