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apocarpous

[ ap-uh-kahr-puhs ]
/ ˌæp əˈkɑr pəs /
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adjective Botany.
having the carpels separate.
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Origin of apocarpous

First recorded in 1820–30; apo- + -carpous

OTHER WORDS FROM apocarpous

ap·o·car·py, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apocarpous

apocarpous
/ (ˌæpəˈkɑːpəs) /

adjective
(of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpelsCompare syncarpous

Word Origin for apocarpous

C19 from NL, from Gk apo- + karpos fruit
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