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procarp

[proh-kahrp] /ˈproʊ kɑrp/
noun, Botany
1.
(in red algae) a carpogonium with its associated cells.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin procarpium < Greek pro- pro-2 + karpíon, diminutive of karpós fruit
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procarp

/ˈprəʊkɑːp/
noun
1.
a female reproductive organ in red algae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin procarpium, from pro-² + -carpium, from Greek karpos fruit
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