elaiosome etymology

English word elaiosome comes from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον, Ancient Greek σόμα

Detailed word origin of elaiosome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἔλαιον Ancient Greek (grc)
σόμα Ancient Greek (grc)
elaiosome English (eng) (botany) A fleshy structure rich in lipids attached to the seeds of many plant species, usually to attract ants that disperse the seeds.

Words with the same origin as elaiosome

Descendants of ἔλαιον
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