petalody


petalody
petalody [pet′'l ō΄dē]
n.
[< PETAL + Gr -ōdia, a becoming like < -ōdes: see -ODE2]
Bot. the conversion of stamens or other organs into petals

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  • Petalody — Pe*tal o*dy, n. [Petal + Gr. e i^dos form.] (Bot.) The metamorphosis of various floral organs, usually stamens, into petals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petalody — petalodic /pet l od ik/, adj. /pet l oh dee/, n. Bot. a condition in flowers, in which certain organs, as the stamens in most double flowers, assume the appearance of or become metamorphosed into petals. [1880 85; < Gk petalódes leaflike (see… …   Universalium

  • petalody — pet·a·lo·dy …   English syllables

  • petalody — /ˈpɛtəloʊdi/ (say petuhlohdee) noun a condition in flowers, in which certain organs, as the stamens in most double flowers, assume the appearance of, or become metamorphosed into, petals. {Greek petalōdēs leaf like + y3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • petalody — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌōdē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary petal + ody : the metamorphosis of various floral organs (as stamens) into petals …   Useful english dictionary