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peloria

[puh-lawr-ee-uh, -lohr-] /pəˈlɔr i ə, -ˈloʊr-/
noun, Botany
1.
regularity of structure occurring abnormally in flowers normally irregular.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin < Greek pélōr(os) monstrous (pélōr monster + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
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peloric
[puh-lawr-ik, -lor-] /pəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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peloria

/pɛˈlɔːrɪə/
noun
1.
the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers
Derived Forms
peloric (pɛˈlɔːrɪk; -ˈlɒ-) adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek pelōros, from pelōr monster
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