petaloid [pet-l-oid] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective having the form or appearance of a.
Origin of petaloid First recorded in 1720–30;+ Related formsin·ter·pet·al·oid, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petaloid Historical Examples of petaloid
Petaloid, Petaline, petal-like; resembling or colored like petals.
Petaloid coloration of the ordinary leaves, or of the bracts, is mentioned under the chapter relating to colour.
Maxwell T. Masters
Stigma two-lipped, with the lips commonly dilated and petaloid.
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
To cut the knot, and please all parties, our beautiful floral envelope has been denominated a petaloid perianth.
W. H. Davenport Adams
Within this petaloid perianth is a membranous one, together with a boat-shaped bracteolate body, entire.
British Dictionary definitions for petaloid petaloid adjective biology resembling a petal, esp in shapethe petaloid pattern on a sea urchin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012