Definition of Peloric

1. a. Abnormally regular or symmetrical.



Definition of Peloric

1. Adjective. (botany of a flower) Having a mutation such that a normally asymmetric flower becomes radially symmetric ¹

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Definition of Peloric

1. peloria [adj] - See also: peloria

Medical Definition of Peloric

1. Abnormally regular or symmetrical. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peloric

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

Literary usage of Peloric

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"peloric forms have been of little significance In horticulture. See Keeble, Pellew and Jones on inheritance of ..."

2. Vegetable Teratology: An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual by Maxwell Tylden Masters (1869)
"... flower of Calceolaria. the form usually assumed by the petals of the lower lip that the condition is due. This is also obvious in peloric flowers of the ..."

3. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"In the peloric plants collected only a very few seeds were produced. The capsules producing them were smaller than the normal capsules (Figs. 8, 9). ..."

4. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"The production of so many individuals of the ordinary kind by the crossing of the common snapdragon with the peloric form, and the fact that a large number ..."

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