-carpous


a combining form meaning “fruited,” “having fruit, fruiting bodies, or carpels of a given sort,” as specified by the initial element: apocarpous.

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Origin of -carpous

< Greek -karpos, adj. derivative of karpós fruit; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for -carpous

-carpous

-carpic


adj combining form

(in botany) indicating a certain kind or number of fruitapocarpous

Word Origin for -carpous

from New Latin -carpus, from Greek karpos fruit
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