carpel

noun car·pel \ ˈkär-pəl \

Definition of carpel

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of carpel

New Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos fruit


CARPEL Defined for Kids

carpel

noun car·pel \ ˈkär-pəl \

Definition of carpel for Students

: 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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