petalocerous

adjective

pet·​a·​loc·​er·​ous
¦petᵊl¦äsərəs
: having the joints of the antennae lamellate or leaf-shaped

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Petalocera (synonym of Lamellicornia) (from petalo- —from Greek petalon leaf—+ -cera) + English -ous

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“Petalocerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petalocerous. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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