Definition of Peloria

1. n. Abnormal regularity; the state of certain flowers, which, being naturally irregular, have become regular through a symmetrical repetition of the special irregularity.



Definition of Peloria

1. Noun. (botany) abnormal regularity; the state of certain flowers, which, being naturally irregular, have become regular through a symmetrical repetition of the special irregularity ¹

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Definition of Peloria

1. abnormal regularity of a flower form [n -S] : PELORIAN, PELORIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Peloria

1. Abnormal regularity; the state of certain flowers, which, being naturally irregular, have become regular through a symmetrical repetition of the special irregularity. Origin: NL, from Gr. Monstrous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peloria

pelma
pelmanism
pelmas
pelmatic
pelmatogram
pelmeni
pelmenis
pelmet
pelmets
peloid
peloids
pelology
pelon
pelopathy
pelopium
peloria (current term)
pelorian
pelorias
peloric
pelories
pelorism
pelorisms
peloro-
pelorus
peloruses
pelory
pelosity
pelota
pelotas
pelotherapy

Literary usage of Peloria

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1. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"Before proceeding further the definition of peloria must be modified. ... peloria is connected with floral variation in general and it has been of specific ..."

2. Vegetable Teratology: An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual by Maxwell Tylden Masters (1869)
"REGULAR peloria. When an habitually irregular flower becomes regular, it does so in one of two ways ; either by the non- development of the irregular ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"See Keeble, Pellew and Jones on inheritance of peloria in foxgloves, "New Phytologist," Vol. ... peloria.—Lack of spurs In the columbine. (Compare Fig. ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"Whether we are to consider peloria as malformations or as reversions is of no ... With regard to the etiology of peloria, it is known that if terminal ..."

5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"peloria tx VIOLETS—Everybody knows that in normal violet flowers, ... Many of the flowers, however, failed of complete peloria and there was noticed a ..."

6. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy (1879)
"peloria consists in the production of regular flowers by a normally irregular species, ... t that the converse of peloria does not occur: that is to say, ..."

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