Definition of Cypsela

1. n. A one-seeded, one-celled, indehiscent fruit; an achene with the calyx tube adherent.

Definition of Cypsela

1. Noun. (botany) An achene formed from a double ovary, especially in plants of the family ''Compositae'' ¹

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Definition of Cypsela

1. an achene in certain plants [n -LAE]

Medical Definition of Cypsela

1. A dry, indehiscent, one-seeded fruit formed from an inferior ovary. Compare: achene. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cypsela

cyprinoids
cypripareuniaphila
cypripedia
cypripedium
cypripediums
cypris
cyprodime
cyproheptadine
cyproheptadine hydrochloride
cyproheptadines
cyproterone
cyproterone acetate
cyproterones
cyprus
cypruses
cypsela (current term)
cypselae
cypselas
cypseliform
cyrilla
cyrilla family
cyrilovite
cyriologic
cyst
cyst and decease
cyst thyroglossal
cystacanth
cystadenocarcinoma
cystadenoma
cystalgia

Literary usage of Cypsela

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1. The History of Thucydides by Thucydides (1829)
"Yet Thucydides does not say, the fort of cypsela, but the fort in cypsela. It should seem, therefore, that cypsela was a town, probably in a commanding ..."

2. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"42 v cypsela with erectly hispid awns, or awnless, never rostrate COREOPSIS. ... cypsela quadrangular. RUDBECKIA, 54 —Pappus none. cypsela compressed ..."

3. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"e cypsela glabrous No«, ft. 7 —C cypsela hairy Noi 8—10 1 H. ... cypsela silky-villous, immersed in the cells. Pappus of 9—12 oblong scales, ..."

4. Lessons in the Structure, Life, and Growth of Plants, for Schools and Academies by Alphonso Wood, Oliver Rivington Willis (1889)
"77, Lactuca elongata, rostrate cypsela. 105. Again : the calyx, or the limb of the calyx, is reduced to a mere rim, as seen in the Umbelliferae. ..."

5. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... city to a force of Argives, themselves garrisoned the territory of their allies. But being unable to save either the fort of cypsela or the cities of ..."

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