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A portion of a plant or fungus, such as a seed or spore, from which a new individual may develop.
[New Latin prōpāgulum, diminutive of Latin prōpāgō, shoot, from prōpāgāre, to propagate; see propagate.]
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(Botany) a plant part, such as a bud, that becomes detached from the rest of the plant and grows into a new plant
[C20: from propag(ate) + -ule]
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also pro•pag•u•lum(proʊˈpæg yə ləm)
a structure, as a plant cutting, that is used for propagation.
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