disseminule


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disseminule

[də′sem·ə‚nyül]
(biology)
An individual organism or part of an individual adapted for the dispersal of a population of the same organisms.
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I first make clear what botanically is truly a seed and then explain the less precise, more commonly understood meaning for the term and why disseminule is a better word choice.
These disseminules resemble the mericarps of Apiaceae (Figs.
Schenkiella genus novum, thorny disseminules of unknown affinities from the lower Miocene of central Europe.