[ mer-i-kahrp ]
/ ˈmɛr ɪˌkɑrp /
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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
Words nearby mericarp
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Example sentences from the Web for mericarp
Mericarp, mer′i-karp, n. one carpel or part of the fruit of an umbelliferous plant.
Mericarp, one carpel of the fruit of an Umbelliferous plant, 121.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray