noun, plural stylopodia
[stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌstaɪ ləˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a glandular disk or expansion surmounting the ovary and supporting the styles in plants of the parsley family.
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
(botany) a swelling at the base of the style in umbelliferous plants
noun (pl) -lopes (-ləˌpiːz) 1. any insect of the order Strepsiptera, including the genus Stylops, living as a parasite in other insects, esp bees and wasps: the females remain in the body of the host but the males move between hosts
noun 1. (med) another name for acupuncture
noun, plural styli [stahy-lahy] /ˈstaɪ laɪ/ (Show IPA), styluses. 1. an instrument of metal, bone, or the like, used by the ancients for writing on waxed tablets, having one end pointed for incising the letters and the other end blunt for rubbing out writing and smoothing the tablet. 2. any of various pointed, pen-shaped instruments […]
noun 1. Golf. (on a putting green) an instance of a ball’s lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt. 2. a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it. verb (used with object), stymied, […]