[ proh-kahrp ]
/ ˈproʊ kɑrp /
(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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Example sentences from the Web for procarp
These three elements—trichogyne, trichophoric cell, and carpogenic cell—are regarded as the procarp.
British Dictionary definitions for procarp
/ (ˈprəʊkɑːp) /
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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