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)


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