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petalody

[pet-l-oh-dee] /ˈpɛt lˌoʊ di/
noun, Botany
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek petalṓdēs leaflike (see petal, -ode1) + -y3
Related forms
petalodic
[pet-l-od-ik] /ˌpɛt lˈɒd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for petalody

petalody

/ˈpɛtəˌləʊdɪ/
noun
1.
a condition in certain plants in which stamens or other parts of the flower assume the form and function of petals
Derived Forms
petalodic (ˌpɛtəˈlɒdɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek petalōdēs like a leaf, from petalon leaf
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