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angiocarpous

or an·gi·o·car·pic

[an-jee-oh-kahr-puh s]
adjective
  1. (of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk.
  2. (of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus.
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Compare gymnocarpous.

Origin of angiocarpous

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