cystocarp

[ sis-tuh-kahrp ]
/ ˈsɪs təˌkɑrp /

noun

the mass of carpospores formed in red algae as a result of fertilization.

Origin of cystocarp

First recorded in 1870–75; cysto- + -carp

Related forms

cys·to·car·pic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cystocarp

cystocarp

/ (ˈsɪstəˌkɑːp) /

noun

a reproductive body in red algae, developed after fertilization and consisting of filaments bearing carpospores

Derived Forms

cystocarpic, adjective
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