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caryopsis

[ kar-ee-op-sis ]

noun

, Botany.
, plural car·y·op·ses [kar-ee-, op, -seez] car·y·op·si·des [kar-ee-, op, -si-deez].
  1. a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the typical fruit of grasses and grains.


caryopsis

/ ˌkærɪˈɒpsɪs /

noun

  1. a dry seedlike fruit having the pericarp fused to the seed coat of the single seed: produced by the grasses


caryopsis

/ kăr′ē-ŏpsĭs /

, Plural caryopses kăr′ē-ŏpsēz′

  1. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united.
  2. Also called grain


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Word History and Origins

Origin of caryopsis1

First recorded in 1820–30; cary(o)- + -opsis

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Word History and Origins

Origin of caryopsis1

C19: New Latin; see karyo- , -opsis

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Example Sentences

As an illustration of the caryopsis, the grain of Andropogon Sorghum may be studied.

Caryopsis grooved, blunt and more tightly held in the palea.

Caryopsis 7-8 mm., less flattened than in Bromus, with a shallow groove.

The caryopsis is shorter and more ovoid than in other Bromes.

In Lolium and Agropyrum the caryopsis is still more wheat-like and grooved.

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