Definition of Pollinium

1. Noun. A coherent mass of pollen grains (as in orchids).

Generic synonyms: Pollen



Definition of Pollinium

1. n. A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids.

Definition of Pollinium

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

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Definition of Pollinium

1. a mass of pollen grains [n -NIA]

Medical Definition of Pollinium

1. A cohering mass of pollen grains, transferred as a unit in pollination. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pollinium

pollinator
pollinators
pollinctor
pollinctors
polling
polling booth
polling day
polling place
polling station
pollings
pollinia
pollinial
polliniate
pollinic
polliniferous
pollinium (current term)
pollinize
pollinized
pollinizer
pollinizers
pollinizes
pollinizing
pollinose
pollinoses
pollinosis
pollis
pollises
pollist
pollists
polliwig

Literary usage of Pollinium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"pollinium of Orchis . Fig. 75. Pollen grains of mascula :—p, ... A pollinium consists of a number of wedge-shaped packets of pollen grains held together by ..."

2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"If no object is in the way, as the pollinium falls down, it generally alights ... The curtain of the disc, which, after the pollinium has formed itself into ..."

3. Report of the Marlborough College Natural History Society (founded April 9th (1865)
"The movement of the pollinium is therefore supplied by this peculiar arrangement of two extra nectaries. Of course, if the insect sucked the true nectary ..."

4. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects by Charles Darwin (1889)
"If no object is in the way, as the pollinium falls down, it generally alights ... The curtain of the disc, which, after the pollinium has formed itself into ..."

5. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"These stigmatic surfaces are sticky enough not to tear off the whole pollinium from the proboscis of the mouth, but by rupturing the elastic threads to ..."

6. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1877)
"The position of the pollinium after the movement is shown at B in fig. 2. After this movement, completed in an Fio. 2. Forar OF A PENCIL WITH FOI. ..."

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