Definition of Arillus

1. aril [n ARILLI] - See also: aril



Medical Definition of Arillus

1. A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed or the white water lily. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril. Origin: From LL. Arilli dry grapes, perh. Fr. L. Aridus dry: cf. F,. Arille. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arillus

arietation
arietations
arietta
ariettas
ariette
ariettes
aright
aril
ariled
arillary
arillate
arilli
arillode
arillodes
arilloid
arillus (current term)
arils
ariolater
ariolaters
ariolation
ariose
ariosi
arioso
ariosos
ariot
aripiprazole
aripple
aris
arise
arised

Literary usage of Arillus

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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"Connected with this question is that of the origin and mode of growth of the arillus in seeds, which by St. Hilaire is described to be of two kinds, ..."

2. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"When they are prolonged beyond that point, so as to cover the seed to a greater or less extent, the prolongation takes the name of arillus. ..."

3. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... pendulous, hury, dark brown,—with 2 linear cellular arillus-likc processes from the pointed ... hispid, dark brown, the arillus-like processes somewhat ..."

4. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"The arillus, according to this view, is found in the ... It would indeed be difficult to discriminate between a thin arillus and a thick epidermis, ..."

5. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"676) is a typical example: only the arillus is developed from the funiculus nt a point distinctly below ils apex : hen- a ring forms, which grows into a ..."

6. The Paradisus Londinensis: Or Coloured Figures of Plants Cultivated in the ...by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker (1807)
"Seeds black, 2 in each cell, inserted at the middle of the internal angle, sessile, nearly covered laterally by a yellowish waved callous arillus. ..."

7. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... corolla five-petaled, the five anthers placed on an urn-like cup, and the fruit a dry berry, generally with one eeed, the arillus of which is edible. ..."

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