apetalous

[ ey-pet-l-uh s ]
/ eɪˈpɛt l əs /
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adjective Botany.

having no petals.

Nearby words

  1. aperture synthesis,
  2. aperture-priority,
  3. apery,
  4. aperçu,
  5. apeshit,
  6. apex,
  7. apex beat,
  8. apex club,
  9. apex pneumonia,
  10. apgar

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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British Dictionary definitions for apetalous

apetalous

/ (eɪˈpɛtələs) /

adjective

(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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