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angiocarpous

or an·gi·o·car·pic

[ an-jee-oh-kahr-puhs ]
/ ˌæn dʒi oʊˈkɑr pəs /
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adjective
(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.
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Origin of angiocarpous

First recorded in 1830–40; angio- + -carpous
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