- having the petals united.
Origin of gamopetalous
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Examples from the Web for gamopetalous
Royena, roi′e-na, n. a genus of gamopetalous plants of the ebony family.
Amongst Dicotyledons the gamopetalous forms are admitted to be the highest development and a dominant one of our epoch.
Salvia, sal′vi-a, n. a large genus of gamopetalous Labiate plants, including the sage.
Sambucus, sam-bū′kus, n. a genus of gamopetalous trees and shrubs of the honeysuckle family—the elders.
Symphytum, sim′fi-tum, n. a genus of gamopetalous plants, of the natural order Boraginace.
- (of flowers) having petals that are united or partly united, as the primroseAlso: sympetalous Compare polypetalous
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