carpel
noun Etymology: New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit Date: 1835 one of the ovule-bearing structures in an angiosperm that comprises the innermost whorl of a flower — compare pistilcarpellary adjectivecarpellate adjective

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  • carpel — 1835, from Fr. carpel, from Mod.L. carpellum (1817), dim. form from Gk. karpos fruit (also returns, profit ), lit. that which is plucked, from PIE root *kerp to gather, pluck, harvest (see HARVEST (Cf. harvest)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Carpel — Car pel (k[aum]r p[e^]l), ||Carpellum Car*pel lum ( p[e^]l l[u^]m), n. [NL. carpellum, fr. Gr. karpo s fruit.] (Bot.) A simple pistil or single celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carpel — ► NOUN Botany ▪ the female reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of an ovary, a stigma, and usually a style. DERIVATIVES carpellary adjective. ORIGIN Greek karpos fruit …   English terms dictionary

  • carpel — [kär′pəl] n. [ModL dim. < Gr karpos, fruit: see HARVEST] 1. a simple pistil, regarded as a single ovule bearing leaf or modified leaflike structure 2. any of the segments of a compound pistil, usually having a single stigma: See PISTIL… …   English World dictionary

  • carpel — carpellary /kahr peuh ler ee/, adj. /kahr peuhl/, n. Bot. a simple pistil, or a single member of a compound pistil. [1810 20; < NL carpellum, equiv. to Gk karp(ós) fruit + L ellum dim. suffix] * * * One of the leaflike, seed bearing structures… …   Universalium

  • carpel — noun One of the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have… …   Wiktionary

  • carpel —   n. Botany, pistil; organ forming part of pistil.    ♦ carpellary, a.    ♦ carpellate, a. having carpels.    ♦ carpid(ium), n. small carpel …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • carpel — vaislapėlis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Pakitęs augalų žiedo lapelis. Vienas ar keli suaugę vaislapėliai sudaro piestelę. atitikmenys: angl. carpel rus. плодолистик …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • carpel — car|pel Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • carpel — car·pel || kɑːpel n. female reproductive organ of a flower (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

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