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petaloid

[pet-l-oid] /ˈpɛt lˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
having the form or appearance of a petal.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; petal + -oid
Related forms
interpetaloid, adjective
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Examples from the web for petaloid
  • The flowers originate from the leaf axils, are solitary, and have four bluish to purplish petaloid sepals.
  • Anthers are present as petaloid structures and produce no pollen.
  • The five to seven pastel-colored petaloid sepals cover the flower parts.
British Dictionary definitions for petaloid

petaloid

/ˈpɛtəˌlɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(biology) resembling a petal, esp in shape: the petaloid pattern on a sea urchin
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