pappose


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pap·pus

 (păp′əs)
n. pl. pap·pi (păp′ī)
A modified calyx, composed of scales, bristles, or featherlike hairs, in plants of the composite family, such as the dandelion and the thistle.

[Latin, old man, down on certain seeds, from Greek pappos; see papa in Indo-European roots.]

pap′pose (-ōs) adj.
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Adj.1.pappose - (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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The antennules have aesthetascs and simple plumose and pappose setae; the antennae have simple, plumose and pappose setae.
Plumose setae are present during all life stages, and increase in size and density during ontogenesis; however, pappose setae appear during the postlarval stage and simple setae during the juvenile stage.
Pappose setae are present on the middle article from this stage onward, as shown in the juvenile (Fig.