Definition of plantula in English:

plantula

noun

  • Entomology. A lobe or flattened structure on the foot of an insect which assists in gripping surfaces; a pulvillus. In later use: specifically (in dipterans) a flattened structure on the underside of a tarsal segment.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin plantula small plant, young plant, seedling, slip, cutting from classical Latin planta + -ula.

Pronunciation

plantula

/ˈplantʃʊlə//ˈplantjʊlə/