peloria

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pe·lo·ri·a

 (pə-lôr′ē-ə)
n.
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.

peloria

(pɛˈlɔːrɪə) or

pelory

n
(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

peloria

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