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schizocarp

[ skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh- ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. a dry, dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.


schizocarp

/ ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp /

noun

  1. botany a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity


schizocarp

/ skĭzə-kärp′,skĭtsə- /

  1. A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in the carrot or mallow.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌschizoˈcarpous, adjective

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Other Words From

  • schizo·carpous schizo·carpic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of schizocarp1

First recorded in 1865–70; schizo- + -carp

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