Monosepalous
Monosepalous Mon`o*sep"al*ous, a. [Mono- + sepal: cf. F. monos['e]pale.] (Bot.) Having only one sepal, or the calyx in one piece or composed of the sepals united into one piece; gamosepalous. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most recent writers restrict this term to flowers having a solarity sepal, and use {gamosepalous} for a calyx formed by several sepals combined into one piece. Cf. {Monopetalous}. [1913 Webster]


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  • monosepalous — [män΄əsep′əl əs] adj. Bot. GAMOSEPALOUS …   English World dictionary

  • monosepalous — /mon euh sep euh leuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. gamosepalous. 2. having only one sepal, as a calyx. [1820 30; MONO + SEPALOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monosepalous — adjective (of a calyx) having all sepals united …   Wiktionary

  • monosepalous — mono·sep·al·ous …   English syllables

  • monosepalous — /mɒnoʊˈsɛpələs/ (say monoh sepuhluhs) adjective 1. → gamosepalous. 2. having only one sepal, as a calyx …   Australian English dictionary

  • monosepalous — “+|sepələs adjective Etymology: mon + sepalous 1. : gamosepalous 2. : having a single sepal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gamosepalous — Gam o*sep al*ous, a. [Gr. ? marriage + E. sepal.] (Bot.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gamosepalous — [gam΄əsep′əl əs] adj. having the sepals united; monosepalous …   English World dictionary

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