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schizocarp

[ skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh- ]
/ ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə- /
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noun Botany.
a dry, dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.
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Origin of schizocarp

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

OTHER WORDS FROM schizocarp

schiz·o·car·pous, schiz·o·car·pic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for schizocarp

schizocarp
/ (ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp) /

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

Derived forms of schizocarp

schizocarpous or schizocarpic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for schizocarp

schizocarp
[ skĭzə-kärp′, skĭtsə- ]

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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