-carp


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

-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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