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procarp

[proh-kahrp]
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noun Botany.
  1. (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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  • These three elements—trichogyne, trichophoric cell, and carpogenic cell—are regarded as the procarp.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for procarp

procarp

noun
  1. a female reproductive organ in red algae
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Word Origin

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