strophiole


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strophiole

[′strä·fē‚ōl]
(botany)
A crestlike excrescence around the hilum in certain seeds.
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Microbes could bypass the tedious process of decomposing the seed coat if they could gain access directly via pre-designed weak spots, such as hilum, strophiole, chalaza, or micropyle, or via entrances created by cracks, nicks or wrinkles in the seed coat.
We've all heard of physical dormancy, but the discussion in Chapter 3, along with information in a table and a figure, brings all the information together and helps to explain (and us to remember) differences between strophioles or chalazal plugs.