Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, standing at each side of a petal, as stamens in many Rosaceæ. They are, however, not necessarily before a sepal when parapetalous. Compare
- adj. botany Growing by the side of a petal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Growing by the side of a petal, as a stamen.
- para- + petalous (Wiktionary)
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