apocarpous

apocarpous

[ap-uh-kahr-puhs]
adjective Botany.
having the carpels separate.

Origin:
1820–30; apo- + -carpous

apocarpy, noun
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apocarpous (ˌæpəˈkɑːpəs)
 
adj
Compare syncarpous (of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpels
 
[C19 from NL, from Gk apo- + karpos fruit]

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