Carpo

[ kahr-poh ]
/ ˈkɑr poʊ /

noun

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)

carpo-1

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)

carpo-2

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)

carpo-1

combining form

(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)

carpo-2

combining form

carpus or carpal bonescarpometacarpus
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