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clistocarpous

[klahy-stuh-kahr-puh s]
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adjective Botany, Mycology.
  1. cleistocarpous.

cleistocarpous

or clis·to·car·pous

[klahy-stuh-kahr-puh s]
adjective
  1. Mycology. having cleistothecia.
  2. Botany. having a closed capsule, as certain mosses.

Origin of cleistocarpous

First recorded in 1885–90; cleisto- + -carpous
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