a combining form occurring in compounds that denote a part of a fruit or fruiting body: endocarp.
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Origin of -carp
< New Latin -carpium < Greek -karpion, derivative of karpós fruit
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British Dictionary definitions for -carp
n combining form
(in botany) fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into a particular part of the fruitepicarp
Word Origin for -carp
from New Latin -carpium, from Greek -karpion, from karpos fruit
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