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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.