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acrocarpous

[ak-ruh-kahr-puh s] /ˌæk rəˈkɑr pəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
having the reproductive organ at the end of the primary axis.
Origin of acrocarpous
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin acrocarpus < Greek akrókarpos. See acro-, -carpous
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British Dictionary definitions for acrocarpous

acrocarpous

/ˌækrəʊˈkɑːpəs/
adjective
1.
(of mosses) having clustered upright stems and the reproductive parts borne at the tip of a stem Compare pleurocarpous
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek akrokarpos
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