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Carpo

[kahr-poh] /ˈkɑr poʊ/
noun
1.
an ancient Greek goddess of summer fruit, considered by Athenians as one of the Horae.

carpo-1

1.
a combining form meaning “fruit,” “fruiting body,” used in the formation of compound words:
carpophore; carpogonium.
Origin
< Greek karpo-, combining form of karpós fruit

carpo-2

1.
a combining form meaning “wrist,” used in the formation of compound words:
carpometacarpal.
Origin
< Greek karpós wrist
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British Dictionary definitions for Carpo

carpo-1

combining form
1.
(in botany) indicating fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into part of the fruit: carpophore, carpogonium
Word Origin
from Greek karpos fruit

carpo-2

combining form
1.
carpus or carpal bones: carpometacarpus
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Word Origin and History for Carpo

carpo-

word-forming element meaning "fruit," from Latinized form of Greek karpo-, comb. form of karpos "fruit" (see carpel).

word-forming element meaning "wrist," from comb. form of Latin carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist" (see carpus).

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