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acarpelous

or a·car·pel·lous

[ ey-kahr-puh-luhs ]
/ eɪˈkɑr pə ləs /
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adjective Botany.

having no carpels.

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Origin of acarpelous

First recorded in 1875–80; a-6 + carpel + -ous
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