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apetalous

[ey-pet-l-uh s] /eɪˈpɛt l əs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
having no petals.
Origin of apetalous
1700-1710
From the New Latin word apetalus, dating back to 1700-10. See a-6, petalous
Related forms
apetalousness, apetaly, noun
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apetalous

/eɪˈpɛtələs/
adjective
1.
(of flowering plants) having no petals
Derived Forms
apetaly, noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin apetalus, see a-1, petal
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