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akene

[ey-keen, uh-keen] /eɪˈkin, əˈkin/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for akene

achene

/əˈkiːn/
noun
1.
a dry one-seeded indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall. It may be smooth, as in the buttercup, or feathery, as in clematis
Derived Forms
achenial, akenial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin achaenium that which does not yawn or open, from a-1 + Greek khainein to yawn

akene

/əˈkiːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of achene
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akene in Science
achene also akene
  (ā-kēn')   
A small, dry, one-seeded fruit in which the seed sits free inside the hollow fruit, attached only by the stem of the ovule. Achenes are indehiscent (they do not split open when ripe). The fruits of the sunflower and elm are achenes.
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