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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hollow containing the anther in the upper part of the column of an orchid flower.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a cavity at the apex of the column in orchids, in which the anthers rest. Sometimes called androclinium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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).]

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