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[ak-ruh-kahr-puh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having the reproductive organ at the end of the primary axis.
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Origin of acrocarpous

1860–65; < New Latin acrocarpus < Greek akrókarpos. See acro-, -carpous
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British Dictionary definitions for acrocarpous


  1. (of mosses) having clustered upright stems and the reproductive parts borne at the tip of a stemCompare pleurocarpous
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek akrokarpos
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