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Pronunciation: (pis'tl), [key]
n. Bot.
1. the ovule-bearing or seed-bearing female organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma. See diag. under flower.
2. such organs collectively, where there are more than one in a flower.
3. a gynoecium.

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