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apetalous

[ey-pet-l-uh s] /eɪˈpɛt l əs/
adjective, Botany
1.
having no petals.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin apetalus. See a-6, petalous
Related forms
apetalousness, apetaly, noun
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Examples from the web for apetalous
  • It is a dioecious evergreen with small apetalous flowers.
  • Stoloniferous habit and small, apetalous flowers set this species apart from other saxifrages.
  • Some varieties are available that are apetalous, that is they have no petals.
British Dictionary definitions for apetalous

apetalous

/eɪˈpɛtələs/
adjective
1.
(of flowering plants) having no petals
Derived Forms
apetaly, noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin apetalus, see a-1, petal
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