from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The transformation of nectaries into petals.
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C. Morren has given the name adenopetaly to a case wherein one of the glands at the base of the petals in _Lopezia_ was replaced by a petal. [
Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants Maxwell T. Masters
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