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.

Nearby words

  1. cleidoic,
  2. cleidoic egg,
  3. cleisthenes,
  4. cleisto-,
  5. cleistocarp,
  6. cleistogamous,
  7. cleistogamy,
  8. cleistothecium,
  9. cleland,
  10. clem

Origin of cleistocarpous

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

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