choripetalous

[ kawr-uh-pet-l-uh s, kohr- ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈpɛt l əs, ˌkoʊr- /

adjective Botany.

having unconnected petals.

Nearby words

  1. chorionic villus,
  2. chorionic villus sampling,
  3. chorioretinal,
  4. chorioretinitis,
  5. chorioretinopathy,
  6. choriso,
  7. chorista,
  8. chorister,
  9. choristoma,
  10. chorizo

Origin of choripetalous

1875–80; < Greek chôri, variant of chōrís apart + petalous

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