apetalous

[ey-pet-l-uh s]

Origin of apetalous

From the New Latin word apetalus, dating back to 1700–10. See a-6, petalous
Related formsa·pet·a·lous·ness, a·pet·a·ly, noun
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apetalous

adjective
  1. (of flowering plants) having no petals
Derived Formsapetaly, noun

Word Origin for apetalous

C18: from New Latin apetalus, see a- 1, petal
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