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apocarp

[ ap-uh-kahrp ]
/ ˈæp əˌkɑrp /
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noun Botany.
a female element of a flower having separate carpels.
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Origin of apocarp

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British Dictionary definitions for apocarp

apocarp
/ (ˈæpəˌkɑːp) /

noun
an apocarpous gynoecium or fruit

Word Origin for apocarp

C13: from Late Latin apocalypsis, from Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein to disclose, from apo- + kaluptein to hide
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