bicarpellary

Related to bicarpellary: polycarpellary

bicarpellary

(ˌbaɪkɑːˈpɛlərɪ)
adj
(Botany) botany (of an ovary) having two carpels
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Settlements were exogamous patrivirilocal, and mono- or bicarpellary; descent reckoning was mildly patrilineal, with significant rights and obligations attaching to matrilateral kin; and advancement to adulthood, possibly for both sexes, involved modest ritual purification and initiation procedures.(4) Raiding and bushwhacking occasionally marred relations between settlements; but these were minor in comparison with the scale, organization, frequency, ferocity, and ritual importance of warfare among the Iatmul, Abelam, and other Middle Sepik groups, 3-5 days' walk to the south.