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Accessory  [ Botany ]

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  Aiding the principal function or structure; contributory, supplemental, additional.  
     
  All the supplementary parts or features of an organ or function added separately and not being an integral part which aid the functionality of the whole.

Accessory parts Structures consisting of, or derived from, parts other than the organ or structure to which they are associated, e.g. the fleshy hypanthium of a cactus flowers.
 

 
     

 

 

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