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[gam-uh-sep-uh-luh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. having the sepals united.
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Origin of gamosepalous

First recorded in 1825–35; gamo- + -sepalous
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Historical Examples of gamosepalous

  • Gamosepalous applies to the calyx when the sepals are in this way united.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • In a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, the shape of the tube in the bud may sometimes be noticeable.

  • The venation is useful as pointing out the number of leaves which constitute a gamosepalous calyx.

British Dictionary definitions for gamosepalous


  1. (of flowers) having united or partly united sepals, as the primroseCompare polysepalous
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