Catapetalous Cat`a*pet"al*ous, a. [Pref. cata + petalous.] (Bot.) Having the petals held together by stamens, which grow to their bases, as in the mallow. [1913 Webster]

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  • catapetalous — catapetalous, a. Bot. (kætəˈpɛtələs) [f. Gr. κατά each to each + πέταλον petal n. + ous.] Having the petals ‘united only by cohesion with united stamens, as in Mallow’ (Gray Bot. Text bk. 401). in Craig …   Useful english dictionary

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