from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, metamorphosis or change of petals or other organs into sepals or sepaloid organs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The metamorphosis of other floral organs into sepals or sepaloid bodies.
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- noun botany The
metamorphosisof other floral organsinto sepalsor sepaloidbodies.
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The flower of the St. Valèry apple, already alluded to under the head of sepalody, might equally well be placed here.
For these reasons the cruciata character may be considered as a case of sepalody of the petals, or of the petals being partly converted into sepals.