caryopses

caryopsis

[kar-ee-op-sis]
noun, plural caryopses [kar-ee-op-seez] , caryopsides [kar-ee-op-si-deez] . Botany.
a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the typical fruit of grasses and grains.

Origin:
1820–30; cary(o)- + -opsis

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caryopsis (ˌkærɪˈɒpsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses, -sides
a dry seedlike fruit having the pericarp fused to the seed coat of the single seed: produced by the grasses
 
[C19: New Latin; see karyo-, -opsis]

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caryopsis   (kār'ē-ŏp'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural caryopses (kār'ē-ŏp'sēz') or caryopsides (kār'ē-ŏp'sĭ-dēz')
A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united. Also called grain.
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