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[skiz-uh-kahrp, skit-suh-]
noun Botany.
  1. 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
Related formsschiz·o·car·pous, schiz·o·car·pic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for schizocarpic


  1. botany a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity
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Derived Formsschizocarpous or schizocarpic, adjective
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schizocarpic in Science


[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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