carpellate

[kahr-puh-leyt]

adjective Botany.

having carpels.

Nearby words

  1. carpe diem,
  2. carpeaux,
  3. carpectomy,
  4. carpel,
  5. carpellary,
  6. carpentaria,
  7. carpentaria, gulf of,
  8. carpenter,
  9. carpenter ant,
  10. carpenter bee

Origin of carpellate

< New Latin carpellatus. See carpel, -ate1

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Science definitions for carpellate

carpellate

[kärpə-lāt′, -lĭt]

Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
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