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polycarpellary

[pol-ee-kahr-puh-ler-ee]
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adjective Botany.
  1. consisting of two or more carpels.
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Origin of polycarpellary

1855–60; poly- + carpellary
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Examples from the Web for polycarpellary

Historical Examples

  • Cramer, 'Bildungsabweich,' p. 99, reference to several leguminous plants with polycarpellary pistils.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Marchand mentions a polycarpellary berberid (Epimedium Musschianum).

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • When it is composed of several carpels, more or less united, it is compound or polycarpellary (fig. 86).


British Dictionary definitions for polycarpellary

polycarpellary

adjective
  1. (of a plant gynoecium) having or consisting of many carpels
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