heterocarpism

Heterocarpism

Het`er*o*car"pism\, n. [Hetero- + Gr.? fruit.] (Bot.) The power of producing two kinds of reproductive bodies, as in Amphicarp[ae]a, in which besides the usual pods, there are others underground.
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