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acarpous

[ ey-kahr-puhs ]
/ eɪˈkɑr pəs /
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adjective Botany.
not producing fruit; sterile; barren.
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Origin of acarpous

<Greek ákarpos.See a-6, -carpous
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British Dictionary definitions for acarpous

acarpous
/ (eɪˈkɑːpəs) /

adjective
(of plants) producing no fruit

Word Origin for acarpous

from Greek akarpos, from a- 1 + karpos fruit
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