pelorism

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Ancient Greek πέλωρ (pélōr, monster) +‎ -ism

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pelorism (uncountable)

  1. An abnormality in plants where the flower appears to revert to an earlier form.
    • 1903, Monthly review: Volume 10
      In my last paper I dwelt chiefly on the remarkable phenomenon of pelorism and what can be learned from it as to the pace of organic change.
    • 1995, American Orchid Society bulletin: Volume 64, Issue 4
      The extent of pelorism can be environmentally influenced. Should we be awarding peloric orchids without evidence of reproducible flowering?

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