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carpel

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pistil

the flask-shaped female reproductive unit of a flower, composed of ovary, style and stigma. One or more carpels goes to make up the entire female structure, the GYNOECIUM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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In his studies, this allele caused glanded carpel walls, even in the presence of homozygous [gl.sub.1] (Lee, 1974), and appeared to also cause the carpellary surface to be rugate (Lee, 1978).