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Carpel vs. Stamen

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Carpelnoun

(botany) One of the individual female reproductive organs in a flower. A carpel is composed of an ovary, a style, and a stigma, although some flowers have carpels without a distinct style. In origin, carpels are leaves (megasporophylls) that have evolved to enclose the ovules. The term pistil is sometimes used to refer to a single carpel or to several carpels fused together.

Stamennoun

(botany) In flowering plants, the structure in a flower that produces pollen, typically consisting of an anther and a filament.

Carpelnoun

A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of Carpaphore.

Stamennoun

A thread; especially, a warp thread.

Carpelnoun

a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil

Stamennoun

The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.

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Stamennoun

the male reproductive organ of a flower

Stamen

The stamen (plural stamina or stamens) is the pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower. Collectively the stamens form the androecium.

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