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[pol-ee-sep-uh-luh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. having a calyx of separate or unconnected sepals.
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Origin of polysepalous

First recorded in 1820–30; poly- + -sepalous
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Historical Examples

  • Polysepalous, to the calyx when of separate sepals or calyx-leaves.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Polysepalous, same as the last when applied to the calyx, 89.

  • Polysepalous, pol-i-sep′a-lus, adj. having the sepals separate from each other.

  • Funnelform corolla of a common Morning Glory, detached from its polysepalous calyx.

British Dictionary definitions for polysepalous


  1. (of flowers) having distinct separate sepalsCompare gamosepalous
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