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Meaning of petal

pet•al

Pronunciation: (pet'l), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower. See diag. under

-petal

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “seeking, moving toward” that specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: acropetal.
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