carpel definition

  • noun:
    • One of the architectural devices of a pistil, representing a modified, ovule-bearing leaf.
    • among specific female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel comprises an ovary, a method, and a stigma, while some blossoms have carpels without a definite style. In beginning, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. The word pistil may also be always make reference to one carpel or even to several carpels fused together.
    • A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the elements of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of carpaphore.
    • In botany, a simple pistil, or one of several a number of members composing a compound pistil or fruit.
    • an easy pistil or one part of a compound pistil

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