from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, same as
- noun In vegetable teratol, the state of a normally irregular flower when it becomes regular by the increase in the number of its irregular elements. It is due to an excessive development. Compare
peloria. Also spelled pleomorphy.
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These latter cases, then, are due to an excess of development, hence the application of the term pleiomorphy.