|—adj combining form|
|[from New Latin -petus, from Latin petere to seek]|
Moving toward: basipetal.
|petal (pět'l) Pronunciation Key
One of the often brightly colored parts of a flower surrounding the reproductive organs. Petals are attached to the receptacle underneath the carpels and stamens and may be separate or joined at their bases. As a group, the petals are called the corolla. See more at flower.