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schizocarp

[skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh-] /ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə-/
noun, Botany
1.
a dry, dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; schizo- + -carp
Related forms
schizocarpous, schizocarpic, adjective
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  • The fruit is a schizocarp of four ovoid, brown, smooth nutlets.
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schizocarp

/ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp/
noun
1.
(botany) a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity
Derived Forms
schizocarpous, schizocarpic, adjective
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schizocarp
  (skĭz'ə-kärp', skĭt'sə-)   
A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in the carrot or mallow.
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