monosepalous

[ mon-uh-sep-uh-luh s ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈsɛp ə ləs /
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adjective Botany.

having only one sepal, as a calyx.

Nearby words

  1. monorhyme,
  2. monosaccharide,
  3. monosaturated,
  4. monoscope,
  5. monosemy,
  6. monoski,
  7. monosodium,
  8. monosodium glutamate,
  9. monosome,
  10. monosomia

Origin of monosepalous

First recorded in 1820–30; mono- + -sepalous

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Examples from the Web for monosepalous

  • Is the monophyllous or monosepalous calyx a transformation due to the junction of the primitive leaflets?

    Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams


British Dictionary definitions for monosepalous

monosepalous

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈsɛpələs) /

adjective

(of flowers) having only one sepal
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