angiocarpous

angiocarpous

[an-jee-oh-kahr-puhs]
adjective
1.
(of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk.
2.
(of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus.
Also, angiocarpic.
Compare gymnocarpous.


Origin:
1830–40; angio- + -carpous

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