- poorly or imperfectly developed.
Origin of depauperate
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Depauperate, impoverished or starved, and so below the natural size.The Elements of Botany
The muralis gopher is a depauperate form clearly belonging to the bottae group.
Probably a depauperate form of Ophióglossum vulgàtum and about half as large.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
It looks like a depauperate L. epidendrum, but seems to be constantly collected.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
The species was probably first named from poor or depauperate specimens.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons