perfect flower

[ pûrfĭkt ]

A flower having both stamens and carpels. Most angiosperms have perfect flowers. Compare imperfect flower. See also complete flower.

Nearby words

  1. perfect binding,
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  6. perfect fungus,
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  8. perfect gas,
  9. perfect number,
  10. perfect participle

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