apetalous

[ ey-pet-l-uh s ]
/ eɪˈpɛt l əs /

adjective Botany.

having no petals.

Origin of apetalous

From the New Latin word apetalus, dating back to 1700–10. See a-6, petalous

Related forms

a·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 Forms

apetaly, noun

Word Origin for apetalous

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