from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having separate sepals.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, having the sepals separate from each other: said of a calyx.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Having the sepals separate from each other.
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- adjective botany having separate
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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.
It is more common among polysepalous and polypetalous plants than in those in which the sepals or petals are united together.
This statement would be more fully verified were it possible to state the frequency with which the condition occurred in _individual plants_, when it would be found that phyllody of the calyx occurs much more often in individual gamosepalous plants than in polysepalous ones.
The normal coloration of the calyx occurs most frequently in polysepalous calyces; teratological coloration, on the other hand, occurs especially in gamosepalous flowers.
Under normal circumstances it will be found that laminar venation is most common in gamosepalous and vaginal venation in polysepalous calyces.
Among polysepalous plants petaloid sepals have been observed in
When this change happens in the calyx we have the gamosepalous condition replaced by the polysepalous one, as thus represented: