[ skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh- ]
/ ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə- /
a dry, dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.
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OTHER WORDS FROM schizocarpschiz·o·car·pous, schiz·o·car·pic, adjective
Words nearby schizocarp
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British Dictionary definitions for schizocarp
/ (ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp) /
botany a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity
Derived forms of schizocarpschizocarpous or schizocarpic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for schizocarp
[ skĭz′ə-kärp′, skĭt′sə- ]
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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