from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the sepals united to form one unit; gamosepalous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having all sepals united
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having only one sepal, or the calyx in one piece or composed of the sepals united into one piece; gamosepalous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the sepals united by their edges: more properly gamosepalous.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Adesmy, moreover, was by the Belgian savant said to be homologous when it occurred between members of the same whorl, _e. g._ between the sepals of an ordinary monosepalous calyx, or heterologous when the separation took place between members of different whorls, as when the calyx is detached from the ovary, &c.
The complete leaf development shows itself more frequently among the monosepalous plants than in the polysepalous ones, as shown even in the subjoined list of species.
Pinguicula, "Qy. two-lipped? it is monopetalous, and monosepalous, the calyx and corolla being each all in one piece."