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cleistocarpous

or clistocarpous

[klahy-stuh-kahr-puh s] /ˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr pəs/
adjective
1.
Mycology. having cleistothecia.
2.
Botany. having a closed capsule, as certain mosses.
Origin of cleistocarpous
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; cleisto- + -carpous
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