having no petals.
- a·pet·a·lous·ness, a·pet·a·ly, noun
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How to use apetalous in a sentence
Rivina, ri-vī′na, n. a genus of apetalous plants, the pokeweed family.
Salicornia, sal-i-kor′ni-a, n. a genus of apetalous plants—the glass-wort, marsh-samphire.
apetalous flowers occur in various Orders, as noted under the subdivisions.
There is also a variety which is apetalous, or has its petals reduced to mere rudiments.The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. | Charles Darwin
I desire now to call attention to chemical groups under the apetalous plants having simplicity of floral elements.
British Dictionary definitions for apetalous
(of flowering plants) having no petals
- apetaly, noun
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