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monocarpic

[ mon-uh-kahr-pik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈkɑr pɪk /
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adjective Botany.
producing fruit only once and then dying.
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Origin of monocarpic

First recorded in 1840–50; monocarp + -ic
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How to use monocarpic in a sentence

  • Annuals and biennials flower only once; hence they have been called Monocarpic (that is, once-fruiting) plants.

British Dictionary definitions for monocarpic

monocarpic

monocarpous

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpɪk) /

adjective
botany another name for semelparous Also: hapaxanthic
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