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carpology

[kahr-pol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with fruits and seeds.

Origin of carpology

First recorded in 1800–10; carpo-1 + -logy
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Historical Examples

  • Carpology, that department of botany which relates to fruits.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for carpology

carpology

noun
  1. the branch of botany concerned with the study of fruits and seeds
Derived Formscarpological (ˌkɑːpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecarpologist, noun
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