Definitions of carpel

  1. a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Alt. of Carpellum Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A simple one-celled seed-vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. In botany, a female sporophyll, forming a pistil or one of the elements of a compound or syncarpous pistil. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. A seed-vessel, being a modified leaf forming tho pistil of a flower. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. In bot., one of the parts which compose the innermost of the four sets of floral whorls, into which the complete flower is separable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. [Greek] A division of the seedvessel; a simple pistil. Plu. Sporophylls which carry megasporangia; megasporophylls. na
  8. kär'pel, n. a modified leaf forming the whole or part of the pistil of a flower.--adj. CAR'PELLARY. [Gr. karpos, fruit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  9. (bot.). Pistil-cell, whether pistil is one cell or several. Hence carpellary a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  10. [Gr.] (Bot.) One of the cells of an ovary. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  11. n. [Greek] A simple pistil, or one of the parts of a compound pistil. Cabinet Dictionary

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