acrocarpous

[ ak-ruh-kahr-puh s ]
/ ˌæk rəˈkɑr pəs /

adjective Botany.

having the reproductive organ at the end of the primary axis.

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute

Origin of acrocarpous

1860–65; < New Latin acrocarpus < Greek akrókarpos. See acro-, -carpous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for acrocarpous

acrocarpous
/ (ˌækrəʊˈkɑːpəs) /

adjective

(of mosses) having clustered upright stems and the reproductive parts borne at the tip of a stemCompare pleurocarpous

Word Origin for acrocarpous

C19: from New Latin, from Greek akrokarpos
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012