[ kahr-poh ]
/ ˈkɑr poʊ /
an ancient Greek goddess of summer fruit, considered by Athenians as one of the Horae.
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Other definitions for Carpo (2 of 3)
a combining form meaning “fruit,” “fruiting body,” used in the formation of compound words: carpophore; carpogonium.
Origin of carpo-1
<Greek karpo-, combining form of karpós fruit
Other definitions for Carpo (3 of 3)
a combining form meaning “wrist,” used in the formation of compound words: carpometacarpal.
Origin of carpo-2
From the Greek word karpós wrist
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Carpo in a sentence
This is proudly signed, "Per Ugo da Carpo," and some copies are said to be dated 1518.
It begins in middle life by deformities in the terminal joints of the fingers and the carpo-metacarpal joints of the thumbs.
The carpo-metacarpal joint of the thumb is the best example of a saddle-shaped joint in Man.
It may perhaps not be superfluous here to observe that one must not confound carpa and carpo, or our carp, with carpio.
British Dictionary definitions for Carpo (1 of 2)
(in botany) indicating fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into part of the fruitcarpophore; carpogonium
Word Origin for carpo-
from Greek karpos fruit
British Dictionary definitions for Carpo (2 of 2)
carpus or carpal bonescarpometacarpus
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