Origin of syncarp

1820–30; < New Latin syncarpium, equivalent to syncarp(us) syncarpous + -ium -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for syncarp


  1. botany a fleshy multiple fruit, formed from two or more carpels of one flower or the aggregated fruits of several flowers

Word Origin for syncarp

C19: from New Latin syncarpium, from syn- + Greek karpos fruit
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syncarp in Science


  1. A fleshy compound fruit composed either of the fruits of several flowers, as in the pineapple and mulberry, or of several carpels of a single flower, as in the magnolia and raspberry.
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