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  1. 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 ovule, ovules. The term pistil is sometimes used to refer to a single carpel or to several carpels fused together.
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