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polycarpic

[pol-ee-kahr-pik] /ˌpɒl iˈkɑr pɪk/
adjective, Botany
1.
producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
2.
having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.
Also, polycarpous.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin polycarpicus. See poly-, -carpic
Related forms
polycarpy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for polycarpous

polycarpic

/ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
Derived Forms
polycarpy, noun

polycarpous

/ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpəs/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) having a gynoecium consisting of many distinct carpels
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polycarpous in Science
polycarpic
  (pŏl'ē-kär'pĭk)   
  1. Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.

  2. Variant of polycarpous.


polycarpous (pŏl'ē-kär'pəs) or polycarpic
  (pŏl'ē-kär'pəs)   
Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.
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