Definitions for: Spadix


[n] the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe



Webster (1913) Definition: Spa"dix, n.; pl. L. Spadices, E. Spadixes. [L., a
palm branch broken off, with its fruit, Gr. ?.]
1. (Bot.) A fleshy spike of flowers, usually inclosed in a
leaf called a spathe.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A special organ of the nautilus, due to a
modification of the posterior tentacles.

See Also: axis, spike

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