Definition of Apetalous

1. Adjective. (of flowers) having no petals.

Exact synonyms: Petalless
Antonyms: Petalous

Definition of Apetalous

1. a. Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under Anther].

Definition of Apetalous

1. Adjective. Having no petals. ¹

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Definition of Apetalous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Apetalous

1. Without petals. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apetalous

aperture correction
aperture diaphragm
aperture for electron microscopy
aperture function
aperture membrane
aperture of mastoid antrum
aperture of orbit
aperture plane
apetalous (current term)
apetalous flower
apex auriculae
apex beat
apex capitis fibulae
apex cartilaginis arytenoideae
apex cordis
apex cornus posterioris
apex cuspidis dentis
apex dentis

Literary usage of Apetalous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"apetalous EXOGENOUS PLANTS. Corolla wanting, the calyx being the only floral envelope; ... Low herbs or twining plants with apetalous, perfect flowers. ..."

2. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"apetalous EXOGENOUS PLANTS. Floral envelopes single, consisting of a calyx only, or altogether wanting. ORDER 105. ..."

3. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"Flowers often of 2 sorts, the more fertile ones apetalous. ... Flow- era of 2 sorts intermixed, the fertile apetalous. ..."

4. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany, a Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1880)
"apetalous DIVISION. Includes the orders with flowers destitute of corolla ; some are ... from all other apetalous orders by the numerous ovules and seeds ..."

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