Meaning of MASSULA in English

ˈmasyələ noun

( plural massu·lae -ˌlē)

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, small mass, from massa lump, mass + -ula — more at mass

1. : a coherent mass of pollen grains (as in certain orchids) developed from a single pollen mother cell

2. : a hardened layer of cytoplasm formed around the maturing microspore in some heterosporous ferns (as of the genus Azolla )

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