monocarpellary

[ mon-uh-kahr-puh-ler-ee ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈkɑr pəˌlɛr i /

adjective Botany.

consisting of a single carpel.

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Origin of monocarpellary

1860–65; mono- + carpellary
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British Dictionary definitions for monocarpellary

monocarpellary

monocarpous (ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpəs)

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpɪlərɪ) /

adjective

(of flowers) having only one carpel
(of a plant gynoecium) consisting of one carpel
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