pollinium

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English[edit]

Pollinia of an orchid

Noun[edit]

pollinium ‎(plural pollinia)

  1. (palynology) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids, which is dispersed as a single unit during pollination.

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  • polyad (any group of more than four pollen grains)

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Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “pollen +‎ -ium?”

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Noun[edit]

pollinium n ‎(genitive polliniī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) pollinium

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pollinium pollinia
genitive polliniī polliniōrum
dative polliniō polliniīs
accusative pollinium pollinia
ablative polliniō polliniīs
vocative pollinium pollinia