protocorm etymology

English word protocorm comes from English proto-, English corm

Detailed word origin of protocorm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
corm English (eng) A short, vertical, swollen underground stem of a plant (usually one of the monocots) that serves as a storage organ to enable the plant to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as drought.
protocorm English (eng) (botany) A tuberous mass of cells that is the embryonic form of orchids and club mosses.

Words with the same origin as protocorm

Descendants of proto-
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