carpellate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Having carpels; pistillate.
carpellate - Science Definition
Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
Variant of carpel
- a simple pistil, regarded as a single ovule-bearing leaf or modified leaflike structure
- any of the segments of a compound pistil, usually having a single stigma
Origin: Modern Latin diminutive ; from Classical Greek karpos, fruit: see harvest