[ skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh- ]
/ ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə- /

noun Botany.

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

Origin of schizocarp

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

Related forms

schiz·o·car·pous, schiz·o·car·pic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for schizocarpic


/ (ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp) /


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

Derived Forms

schizocarpous or schizocarpic, adjective
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Science definitions for schizocarpic


[ 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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