- an ancient Greek goddess of summer fruit, considered by Athenians as one of the Horae.
- a combining form meaning “fruit,” “fruiting body,” used in the formation of compound words: carpophore; carpogonium.
Origin of carpo-1
- a combining form meaning “wrist,” used in the formation of compound words: carpometacarpal.
Origin of carpo-2
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Historical Examples of carpo
It may perhaps not be superfluous here to observe that one must not confound carpa and carpo, or our carp, with carpio.
- (in botany) indicating fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into part of the fruitcarpophore; carpogonium
Word Origin for carpo-
- carpus or carpal bonescarpometacarpus
Word Origin and History for carpo
word-forming element meaning "fruit," from Latinized form of Greek karpo-, comb. form of karpos "fruit" (see carpel).
word-forming element meaning "wrist," from comb. form of Latin carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist" (see carpus).