coleoptile

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See also: coléoptile

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A classical compound of the Ancient Greek κολεός (koleós, sheath) + the English -ptile (leaf) – the suffix representing the Ancient Greek πτῐ́λον (ptílon) – probably after the French coléoptile.

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coleoptile (plural coleoptiles)

  1. (botany) A pointed sheath that protects the emerging shoot in monocotyledons such as oats and grasses.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on Ancient Greek κολεός (koleós, sheath) + πτῐ́λον (ptílon, feather).

Noun[edit]

coleoptile m (plural coleoptili)

  1. coleoptile

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