Origin of carpellate

< New Latin carpellatus. See carpel, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

carpellate in Science


[kärpə-lāt′, -lĭt]
  1. Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
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