[ kahr-poh ]
/ ˈkɑr poʊ /
an ancient Greek goddess of summer fruit, considered by Athenians as one of the Horae.
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Definition 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
Definition 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
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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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