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Unusual regularity in the form of a flower that is normally irregular.

[New Latin, from Greek pelōros, monstrous, from pelōr, monster; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·lor′ic (-lôr′ĭk, -lŏr′-) adj.


(pɛˈlɔːrɪə) or


(Botany) the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers
[C19: via New Latin from Greek pelōros, from pelōr monster]
peloric, pelorian, ˈpeloˌrized, ˈpeloˌrised adj


the phenomenon of a regular structure appearing as an abnormality in flowers which are usually irregular. Also called epanody. — peloric, pelorian, adj.
See also: Flowers
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Possibly, these several differences may be connected with some difference in the flow of nutriment towards the central and external flowers: we know, at least, that in irregular flowers, those nearest to the axis are oftenest subject to peloria, and become regular.
Participacion de esclavos en otros lugares como en Trecen (Ateneo XIV, 639c) en el festival de Poseidon, o en Tesalia en el festival de Peloria (Ateneo, XIV, 640 a) y en el festival de Hermes en Creta (Ateneo, XIV, 639b) o en la fiesta de Kydonia en Creta (Eforo, FGrH 70 F 29 en Ateneo VI, 263 f); Versnel, 1987, p.