- consisting of two or more carpels.
Origin of polycarpellary
1855–60; poly- + carpellary
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Examples from the Web for polycarpellary
Cramer, 'Bildungsabweich,' p. 99, reference to several leguminous plants with polycarpellary pistils.
Marchand mentions a polycarpellary berberid (Epimedium Musschianum).
When it is composed of several carpels, more or less united, it is compound or polycarpellary (fig. 86).
- (of a plant gynoecium) having or consisting of many carpels
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