- having the form or appearance of a petal.
Origin of petaloid
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Petaloid, Petaline, petal-like; resembling or colored like petals.The Elements of Botany
Petaloid coloration of the ordinary leaves, or of the bracts, is mentioned under the chapter relating to colour.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Stigma two-lipped, with the lips commonly dilated and petaloid.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
To cut the knot, and please all parties, our beautiful floral envelope has been denominated a petaloid perianth.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
Within this petaloid perianth is a membranous one, together with a boat-shaped bracteolate body, entire.
- biology resembling a petal, esp in shapethe petaloid pattern on a sea urchin
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