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Meaning of patulous

pat•u•lous

Pronunciation: (pach'u-lus), [key]
— adj.
  1. open; gaping; expanded.
    1. spreading, as a tree or its boughs.
    2. spreading slightly, as a calyx.
    3. bearing the flowers loose or dispersed, as a peduncle.
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