penicillate


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penicillate

[¦pen·ə¦sil·ət]
(biology)
Having a tuft of fine hairs.
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Ultrastructure of the penicillate podia of the spatangoid echinoid Echinocardium cordatum (Echinodermata) with special emphasis on the epidermal sensory-secretory complexes.
includes about 1250 species of cosmopolitan distribution; it was distinguished principally by its truncate, penicillate stylar tips, separated stigmatic lines, and the obtuse or rounded anther base with a balusterform filament collar.
Capsule bivalvate into two equal parts, opening completely along locular suture; pin flowers with stigma long-exserted, thrum flowers with anthers long-exserted, and both with penicillate stigmas; inflorescences nearly always terminal (axillary in Cordillera, Pres.