Definition of Elaiosome

1. Noun. (botany lang=nl) fleshy structure rich in lipids attached to the seeds of many plant species ¹



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Medical Definition of Elaiosome

1. An appendage of a seed, usually rich in oil, not essential for the viability of the seed but attractive to animals (especially ants) as a food for larvae etc. And hence an aid to dispersal by such animals. Origin: Gr. Soma = body (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaiosome

elaidates
elaidic
elaidic acid
elaidin
elaidinisation
elaidinization
elain
elains
elaiodic
elaiodic acid
elaiometer
elaiometers
elaiopathia
elaioplast
elaioplasts
elaiosome (current term)
elaiosomes
elamping
elan
elan vital
elance
elanced
elances
elancing
eland
elands
elanet
elanets
elanid kite
elanid kites

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