peloria

peloria

[puh-lawr-ee-uh, -lohr-]
noun Botany.
regularity of structure occurring abnormally in flowers normally irregular.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek pélōr(os) monstrous (pélōr monster + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia

peloric [puh-lawr-ik, -lor-] , adjective
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peloria (pɛˈlɔːrɪə)
 
n
the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek pelōros, from pelōr monster]
 
peloric
 
adj

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