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- n. A surface or organ bearing a theca, or covered with thecae.
- n. A basigynium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A surface or organ bearing a theca, or covered with thecæ.
- n. See basigynium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bot: A surface or receptacle bearing a theca or thecæ.
- n. The stipe upon which a simple pistil is sometimes borne, being morphologically the petiole of the carpellary leaf, as in the caper and the goldthread.
theca + Ancient Greek to bear: compare French thécaphore. (Wiktionary)