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 (kär′pə-lāt′, -lĭt)
Having carpels; pistillate.
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Adj.1.carpellate - bearing or consisting of carpels
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
acarpellous, acarpelous - having no carpels
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References in periodicals archive ?
The ovary is inferior with parietal placentation containing five carpellate that have numerous ovules and a fan-shaped stigma.
Staminate plants, with male flowers only, are routinely called males, and pistillate (carpellate) plants, with female flowers only, are called females, and this standard terminology (albeit technically incorrect, since the sporophytic phase of plants is asexual) is followed here.
Aging flowers along the indeterminate racemes shift from being staminate to carpellate. This shift allows for a degree of self pollination (Haddock and Chaplin, 1982).