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carpel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carpel  \Car"pel\  (k[aum]r"p[e^]l),  Carpellum  \Car*pel"lum\ 
  (-p[e^]l"l[u^]m),  n.  [NL.  carpellum,  fr  Gr  karpo`s  fruit.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  simple  pistil  or  single-celled  ovary  or  seed  vessel,  or  one 
  of  the  parts  of  a  compound  pistil,  ovary,  or  seed  vessel.  See 
  Illust  of  {Carpaphore}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carpel 
  n  :  a  simple  pistil  or  one  element  of  a  compound  pistil 




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