noun a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
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• (n.) Alt. of Carpellum
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(from the article `seed and fruit`) ...flowers cooperate in producing one fruit (mulberry). Pea and bean plants, exemplifying the simplest situation, show in each flower a single ... ...relationships. There may be a single pistil, as in the lily, or several to many pistils, as in the buttercup. Each...
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A female reproductive element of a flower. A carpel consists of a stigma (which receives pollen), a style, and an ovary (containing ovules). A group of carpels make up the gynoecium, the complete female reproductive structure within a flower.
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Carpel is a botanical term referring to a simple pistil or a single member of a compound pistil.
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Female reproductive unit in flowering plants (angiosperms). It usually comprises an ovary containing one or more ovules, the stalk or style, and a stigma at its top which receives the pollen. A flower may have one or more carpels, and they may be separate or fused together. Collectively the carpels ...
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A simple pistil or a single member of a compound pistil; regarded as a modified leaf.
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a simple pistil, or a single unit of a compound pistil, the ovule-bearing portion of a flower
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a female organ borne at the centre of a flower, consisting of an ovary, a style and a stigma. The gynoecium is the collective term for all the carpels of a single flower.
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1) A unit of the pistil 2) Pistil
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