or an·gi·o·car·pic

[an-jee-oh-kahr-puh s]


(of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk.
(of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus.

Compare gymnocarpous.

Origin of angiocarpous

First recorded in 1830–40; angio- + -carpous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019