1. (Science: plant biology) A member of the inner whorl of non-fertile parts surrounding the fertile organs of a flower, usually soft and coloured conspicuously.
2. (Science: suffix) Seeking; movement toward the part indicated by the main portion of the word.
Origin: L. Peto, to seek, strive for
Part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored.The separate parts of the corolla of a flower.