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. Zool.

A special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.


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