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carpel

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noun car·pel \ˈkär-pəl\

Definition of carpel

  1. :  one of the ovule-bearing structures in an angiosperm that comprises the innermost whorl of a flower — compare pistil

carpellary play \-pə-ˌler-ē\ adjective
carpellate play \-ˌlāt, -lət\ adjective


Origin of carpel

New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit


First Known Use: 1835


CARPEL Defined for Kids

carpel

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noun car·pel \ˈkär-pəl\

Definition of carpel for Students

  1. :  the female reproductive structure of a flower that encloses the ovules <The pistil of a flower can be made up of a single carpel or a group of carpels fused together.>




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