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A part of a plant that serves to propagate it, such as a seed or a fruit.
- ‘Assemblages of drift disseminules are described from beaches at 56 sites in the Torres Strait - northern Great Barrier Reef region.’
- ‘The grass disseminule, however, may appear in different guises.’
Early 20th century: formed irregularly from dissemination (see disseminate)+ -ule.
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