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Having no petals: an apetalous floret.

a·pet′al·y (ā-pĕt′l-ē) n.
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(Botany) (of flowering plants) having no petals
[C18: from New Latin apetalus, see a-1, petal]
aˈpetaly n
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(eɪˈpɛt l əs)

having no petals.
a•pet′a•lous•ness, a•pet′a•ly, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apetalous - (of flowers) having no petals
petaled, petalled, petalous - (of flowers) having petals
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