petaloid definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling a petal.
    • Resembling the petal of a flower
    • Petaline.
    • resembling a flower petal
  • others:
    • In botany, having the form of a petal; resembling petals in surface and shade, as specific bracts.
    • In zoology, resembling a leaf or petal; specifically, noting those heterogeneous ambulacra of some echinoderms, by the Clypeastroida, which the apical component is wide at the center and tapers to a place at the margin, where it joins the oral section. See cuts under ambulacrum, cake-urchin, and petalostichous.
    • Having the general form of a leaf.

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