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procarp

[ proh-kahrp ]
/ ˈproʊ kɑrp /
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noun Botany.
(in red algae) a carpogonium with its associated cells.
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Origin of procarp

1885–90; <New Latin procarpium<Greek pro-pro-2 + karpíon, diminutive of karpós fruit
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British Dictionary definitions for procarp

procarp
/ (ˈprəʊkɑːp) /

noun
a female reproductive organ in red algae

Word Origin for procarp

C19: from New Latin procarpium, from pro- ² + -carpium, from Greek karpos fruit
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