[ pol-ee-kahr-pik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈkɑr pɪk /
producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.
Origin of polycarpic
Related formspol·y·car·py, noun
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Polycarpous, pol-i-kar′pus, adj. having the fruit composed of two or more distinct carpels.
British Dictionary definitions for polycarpous (1 of 2)
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpəs) /
(of a plant) having a gynoecium consisting of many distinct carpels
British Dictionary definitions for polycarpous (2 of 2)
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpɪk) /
(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
Derived Formspolycarpy, noun
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Science definitions for polycarpous (1 of 2)
[ pŏl′ē-kär′pəs ]
Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.
Science definitions for polycarpous (2 of 2)
[ pŏl′ē-kär′pĭk ]
Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.
Variant of polycarpous.
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