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 (sē′pə-loid′, sĕp′ə-)
Resembling a sepal.
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(Botany) (esp of petals) resembling a sepal in structure and function
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Adj.1.sepaloid - resembling or characteristic of a sepal
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The morphological features were the lack of standard petal, lateral wings, keel petals, and the appearance of an elongated sepaloid calyx.
Two gene activities have to be recognized, leading to a distinction between whorl identity and organ identity: one that influences the outcome or function of an organ (whether it be sepaloid or petaloid, etc.), or process orthology; and one that influences the position of organs, or positional orthology.