polypetalous

[ pol-ee-pet-l-uh s ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈpɛt l əs /
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adjective Botany.

having a corolla of separate petals.

Nearby words

  1. polyp,
  2. polypary,
  3. polypectomy,
  4. polyped,
  5. polypeptide,
  6. polyphagia,
  7. polyphalangism,
  8. polypharmacy,
  9. polyphase,
  10. polyphasic

Origin of polypetalous

First recorded in 1695–1705; poly- + petalous

Related formspol·y·pet·al·y, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for polypetalous

polypetalous

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈpɛtələs) /

adjective

(of flowers) having many distinct or separate petalsCompare gamopetalous
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