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[in-vol-yuh-sel] /ɪnˈvɒl yəˌsɛl/

noun, Botany.
a secondary involucre, as in a compound cluster of flowers.
noun (pl) -cels, -cella (-ˈsɛlə)
a ring of bracts at the base of the florets of a compound umbel


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