from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Botany A hollow containing the anther in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a cavity at the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest. Sometimes called androclinium.
New Latin clīnandrium : Greek klīnē, couch (from klīnein, to recline; see klei- in Indo-European roots) + New Latin -andrium, stamen (from Greek anēr, andr-, man; see -andry).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)