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apetalous

Saltos de línea: apet¦al|ous
Pronunciación: /eɪˈpɛt(ə)ləs
 
, ə-/

Definición de apetalous en inglés:

adjetivo

Botany
(Of a flower) having no petals.
Example sentences
  • The flower is apetalous with deciduous sepals.
  • Morphological characters include leaves that are not gland-dotted, persistent intrapetiolar stipules, some apetalous species, and a reduction in stamen number in several species.
  • Flowers are small, with white petals up to 2.5 mm or often apetalous, and last only a short time.

Origen

early 18th century: from modern Latin apetalus, from Greek apetalos 'leafless' (from a- 'without' + petalon 'leaf') + -ous.

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