carpel

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From French carpelle.

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carpel (plural carpels)

  1. One of the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. The term pistil is sometimes used to refer to a single carpel or to several carpels fused together.

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Etymology[edit]

carpe +‎ -el.

Noun[edit]

carpel m (oblique plural carpiaus, nominative singular carpiaus, nominative plural carpel)

  1. young carp (fish)

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