Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In bot: A surface or receptacle bearing a theca or thecæ.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A surface or organ bearing a theca, or covered with thecæ.
  • noun See basigynium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A surface or organ bearing a theca, or covered with thecae.
  • noun botany A basigynium.

Etymologies

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theca + Ancient Greek to bear: compare French thécaphore.

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