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syncarpous

[sin-kahr-puh s] /sɪnˈkɑr pəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
of the nature of or pertaining to a syncarp.
2.
composed of or having united carpels.
Origin of syncarpous
1820-1830
From the New Latin word syncarpus, dating back to 1820-30. See syn-, -carpous
Related forms
syncarpy
[sin-kahr-pee] /ˈsɪn kɑr pi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • syncarpous (fruit or pistil), composed of several carpels consolidated into one.

British Dictionary definitions for syncarpous

syncarpous

/sɪnˈkɑːpəs/
adjective
1.
(of the ovaries of certain flowering plants) consisting of united carpels Compare apocarpous
2.
of or relating to a syncarp
Derived Forms
syncarpy (ˈsɪnkɑːpɪ) noun
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