- having the carpels separate.
Origin of apocarpous
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Apocarpous (pistils), when the several pistils of the same flower are separate.The Elements of Botany
The pistil is apocarpous, consisting of several distinct carpels, each with ovary, style and stigma.
- (of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpelsCompare syncarpous
C19 from NL, from Gk apo- + karpos fruit
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