archicarp

[ ahr-ki-kahrp ]
/ ˈɑr kɪˌkɑrp /
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noun Botany.

the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi.

Nearby words

  1. archibald,
  2. archibald prize,
  3. archibenthos,
  4. archiblast,
  5. archiblastic,
  6. archidiaconal,
  7. archidiaconate,
  8. archie,
  9. archie bunker,
  10. archiepiscopacy

Origin of archicarp

First recorded in 1885–90; archi- + -carp

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British Dictionary definitions for archicarp

archicarp

/ (ˈɑːkɪˌkɑːp) /

noun

a female reproductive structure in ascomycetous fungi that consists of a cell or hypha and develops into the ascogonium
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