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.
Dispersal of aquatic organisms: viability of disseminules recovered from the intestinal tract of captive killdeer.
These relatively sturdy disseminules probably reached the floodplain where the stream abuts the rocky valley wall.
It may be that for dioecious species, the clumped pattern of disseminules possible with bird dispersal is not as important for dispersal within archipelagos as in long-distance dispersal because dispersal events within archipelagos are more frequent.