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Via Latin from Ancient Greek, literally "palm branch."
- IPA: /ˈspeɪdɪks/
spadix (plural spadices)
- (botany) A fleshy spike (inflorescence) with reduced flowers, usually enclosed by a spathe.
- (zoology) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.