Enneapetalous \En`ne*a*pet"al*ous\, a. [Gr. 'enne`a nine + E. petalous: cf. F. enn['e]ap['e]tale.] (Bot.) Having nine petals, or flower leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • enneapetalous — enneapetalous, a. Bot. (ˌɛnɪəˈpɛtələs) [f. Gr. ἐννέα nine + πέταλ ον leaf + ous.] Having nine petals. So enneaˈphyllous a. [Gr. ϕύλλον leaf], having nine leaves or leaflets. enneaˈsepalous [sepal], having nine sepals. enneaˈspermous [Gr. σπέρµα… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ennea- — combining form Etymology: Greek, from ennea more at nine : nine enneagon enneapetalous * * * a combining form meaning nine, used in the formation of compound words: enneahedron. [ < Gk, comb. form of ennéa …   Useful english dictionary

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