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Definition of "conduplicate" [con•du•pli•cate]

  • Folded together lengthwise, as certain leaves or certain petals in a bud. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conduplicate" in a sentence
  • "Cycnia re-appears, it is in fruit, the cotyledons are not conduplicate."
  • "Tagetes, _Sud Buruk_, is a curious genus, on account of its simple tubular involucrum, very entire and pappus florets, conduplicate in aestivation, all florets faeminine are ligulate; are the folded up ones representations of the males?"
  • "In a species of _Triumfetta_ (see p. 260), of which I examined dried specimens, the ovary was open and partly foliaceous; it bore on its infolded margins ten erect leaflets, representing so many ovules; each leaflet was conduplicate, the back being turned towards the placenta."
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