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Resembling a petal.


(Biology) biology resembling a petal, esp in shape: the petaloid pattern on a sea urchin.


(ˈpɛt lˌɔɪd)

resembling a petal.
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Adj.1.petaloid - resembling a flower petal
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Applications: Certain models specialized for 10-20 L PC bottles, wide-mouth jars, small pharmaceutical and cosmetics bottles, and petaloid PET bottles.
This can be confirmed with fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) showing classic petaloid pattern of leakage, which is considered to be the gold standard for diagnosis.
A ring of flat petals supports a cascade of slender petaloid bracts.
The World Packaging Organisation, too, appreciated the exceptionally creative design work from Krones and Coca-Cola Amatil, and chose the container, which manages without a petaloid base, as the 2013-2014 Worldstar Winner in its packaging competition.
The temperature of the preform is also known to affect the final morphology of the petaloid bases of the CSD bottles (9).
Petaloid bract and ovuliferous scales at the time of pollination simulating a floral envelope (Fig.
Flora of the Otway Plain & Ranges; 1: Orchids, irises, lillies, grass-trees, mat-rushes and other petaloid monocotyledons.
The following evening, no treated flower opened, and the petaloid distal portion of the perianth had fallen from some flowers and was faded in the rest.
According to the company, the eight-point petaloid base together with the shape gives the bottle "an elegant beery appearance in addition to an important practical aspect: high stability and pressure resistance.
Gottlieb invariably places the gestural burst bel ow the geomorphic form, even when the burst becomes a tame Petaloid, 1962; this kind of juxtaposition suggests a heaven/hell metaphor--the ultimate unresolved tension.
1998) and Costaceae (Larsen, 1998a), in contrast, only the median posterior stamen is fertile; in Costaceae the other five stamens are transformed into the lower lip, in Zingiberaceae only two to four of them form the lower lip, while the remaining ones may form separate petaloid organs (Endress, 1995; Specht et al.
A bottle with a petaloid base was chosen for stability and pressure-resistance.