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[puh-lin-ee-uh m] /pəˈlɪn i əm/

noun, plural pollinia
[puh-lin-ee-uh] /pəˈlɪn i ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
an agglutinated mass or body of pollen grains, characteristic of plants of the orchid and milkweed families.
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
a mass of cohering pollen grains, produced by plants such as orchids and transported as a whole during pollination
Plural pollinia
A mass or packet of pollen grains specialized for transfer to other flowers as a unit by pollinating insects. Orchids and milkweeds produce pollinia.


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