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adjective Botany.
  1. consisting of a single carpel.
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Origin of monocarpellary

1860–65; mono- + carpellary
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Historical Examples of 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).

British Dictionary definitions for monocarpellary


monocarpous (ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpəs)

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