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carpellate

[ kahr-puh-leyt ]
/ ˈkɑr pəˌleɪt /
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adjective Botany.
having carpels.
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Origin of carpellate

<New Latin carpellatus.See carpel, -ate1
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Scientific definitions for carpellate

carpellate
[ kärpə-lāt′, -lĭt ]

Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
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