Definition of anthodium in US English:

anthodium

noun

Botany
  • An inflorescence consisting of closely spaced sessile flowers on a common receptacle, typical especially of plants of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin anthodium from Hellenistic Greek ἀνθώδης + classical Latin -ium.

Pronunciation

anthodium

/anˈθəʊdɪəm/