Definition of hapteron in English:

hapteron

noun

  • An organ of attachment in certain aquatic plants, algae, fungi, and lichens; especially the holdfast of an alga or each of the rootlike branches into which the holdfast may be divided.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From scientific Latin haptera, plural, irregularly from ancient Greek ἅπτειν to fasten, after Danish hapterer, plural, German Hapteren, plural.

Pronunciation

hapteron

/ˈhaptərɒn/