cleistocarpous

or clis·to·car·pous

[ klahy-stuh-kahr-puh s ]
/ ˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr pəs /

adjective

Mycology. having cleistothecia.
Botany. having a closed capsule, as certain mosses.

Origin of cleistocarpous

First recorded in 1885–90; cleisto- + -carpous
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