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mericarp

[mer-i-kahrp]
noun Botany.
  1. one of the carpels of a schizocarp.
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Origin of mericarp

1825–35; meri- (combining form of Greek merís part, portion) + -carp
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  • Mericarp, one carpel of the fruit of an Umbelliferous plant, 121.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Mericarp, mer′i-karp, n. one carpel or part of the fruit of an umbelliferous plant.