meaning of carpel

carpel meaning in General Dictionary

a straightforward pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel or one of the components of a compound pistil ovary or seed vessel See Illust of Carpaphore

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  • a simple pistil or one component of a compound pistil
  • Alt. of Carpellum

carpel meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1835, from Modern Latin carpellum (1817 in French), a diminutive form from Greek karpos "fruit" (additionally "returns, revenue"), literally "that which is plucked," from PIE root *kerp- "to gather, pluck, collect" (see harvest (letter.)).

Sentence Examples with the word carpel

The pistil consists of a single carpel with its ovary, style, stigma and solitary ovule or twin ovules.

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