petalody









petalody


petalody [pet-l-oh-dee] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN 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. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of petalody 1880–85; Greek petalṓdēs leaflike (see petal, -ode1) + -y3 Related formspet·a·lod·ic [pet-l-od-ik] /ˌpɛt lˈɒd ɪk/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petalody Historical Examples of petalody

  • The change is associated with petalody of the stamens and pistils.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Petalody of the connective is of less frequent occurrence than the corresponding change in the other portions of the stamen.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • For other illustrations see multiplication of whorls, petalody; see also Moquin, loc.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Petalody of the styles and median prolification are also sometimes found in association with an augmented number of stamens.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • British Dictionary definitions for petalody petalody noun a condition in certain plants in which stamens or other parts of the flower assume the form and function of petals Derived Formspetalodic (ˌpɛtəˈlɒdɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for petalody C19: from Greek petalōdēs like a leaf, from petalon leaf Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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