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acrocarpous

[ ak-ruh-kahr-puhs ]
/ ˌæk rəˈkɑr pəs /
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adjective Botany.

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

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Origin of acrocarpous

1860–65; <New Latin acrocarpus<Greek akrókarpos.See acro-, -carpous
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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
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