- consisting of a single carpel.
Origin of monocarpellary
1860–65; mono- + carpellary
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Examples from the Web for monocarpellary
It occasionally happens that an adventitious bud arises from the axil of a monocarpellary pistil.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
When a pistil consists of a single carpel it is simple or monocarpellary (fig. 85).
- (of flowers) having only one carpel
- (of a plant gynoecium) consisting of one carpel
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