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polypetalous

[ pol-ee-pet-l-uhs ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈpɛt l əs /
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adjective Botany.
having a corolla of separate petals.
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Origin of polypetalous

First recorded in 1695–1705; poly- + petalous

OTHER WORDS FROM polypetalous

pol·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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