Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

theca + Ancient Greek to bear: compare French thécaphore. (Wiktionary)

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