Petal odic

petalody

[pet-l-oh-dee]
noun Botany.
a condition in flowers, in which certain organs, as the stamens in most double flowers, assume the appearance of or become metamorphosed into petals.

Origin:
1880–85; < Greek petalṓdēs leaflike (see petal, -ode1) + -y3

petalodic [pet-l-od-ik] , adjective
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petalody (ˈpɛtəˌləʊdɪ)
 
n
a condition in certain plants in which stamens or other parts of the flower assume the form and function of petals
 
[C19: from Greek petalōdēs like a leaf, from petalon leaf]
 
petalodic
 
adj

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