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cystocarp

[sis-tuh-kahrp]
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noun
  1. the mass of carpospores formed in red algae as a result of fertilization.

Origin of cystocarp

First recorded in 1870–75; cysto- + -carp
Related formscys·to·car·pic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cystocarp

cystocarp

noun
  1. a reproductive body in red algae, developed after fertilization and consisting of filaments bearing carpospores
Derived Formscystocarpic, adjective
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