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apocarpous

[ap-uh-kahr-puh s] /ˌæp əˈkɑr pəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
having the carpels separate.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; apo- + -carpous
Related forms
apocarpy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apocarpous

apocarpous

/ˌæpəˈkɑːpəs/
adjective
1.
(of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpels Compare syncarpous
Word Origin
C19 from NL, from Gk apo- + karpos fruit
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